Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Girls Are Here!

Yay! They arrived a little after 8 last night, tired but safe. We're glad to have them here for a few days, it's been a year since we've seen them and that's just too long. Oh, we talk every week but that's not the same as being together. We'll do better next year. Back to work today, so Durwood gets to entertain the ladies. He'll probably have them chopping veggies for tonight's chicken tacos. He's a cooking fool. Tomorrow we celebrate our Christmas with DS, DIL1, and Mom. Ooh, I can't wait to see how they all like their presents, and see what mine are too, of course.

December 27--Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands.

The old granite chief
stands guard
his sons at either side
their verdant camouflage
nearly perfect.
Vaipo waterfall plunges
into the blackness
carrying the fertile
dreams of the people
to the underworld.
Since beyond memory
they have stood
protecting the water
as it falls.

Hmmm, I just looked out to discover that the frost that was on my car windows when I moved it in last night has disappeared. What's up with that? I know it isn't warm out there.

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