Here

I live here now, the place Edward Hopper grew up and painted in his realism. On the Friends of the Nyacks walking tour yesterday, we caught sight of it, the slight shift between the real thing and the painting---inspiration's mark. It's not in the photo, you'll have to imagine in the white sails...

Reflect

I'm reading Circle's Apprentice by Dan Beachy-Quick, rather slowly, I think because I'm trying to take in his impressions of Emerson's philosophy. Sometimes it's interesting to read poetry while thinking about philosophy. Sometimes it's interesting to think about philosophy while looking at a lake, like Thoreau did.

Lakes

The church seems to be wearing an earring, the ornate lamp hanging over the steps. Lake Bled in Slovenia captivates its visitors with the bluest water I've ever seen, the picturesque mountain backdrop, and the free wishes granted by ringing the bronze bell inside this church on the teardrop-shaped island. According to legend, a gold…