isle of palms, sc, april 2010


isle of palms, sc, april 2010, originally uploaded by minervacat.

trying to be thoughtful in the first brights of dawn (Mary Oliver)

i am thinking, or trying to think, about all the imponderables
for which we have no answers
yet endless interest all the range of our lives

and it’s good for the head, no doubt,
to undertake such meditation
mystery, after all, is a god’s other name
and deserves our considerations surely, but

but, excuse me now please
it’s morning, heavenly bright
and my irrepressible heart begs me
to hurry on into the next exquisite moment

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isle of palms, sc, april 2010


isle of palms, sc, april 2010, originally uploaded by minervacat.

It’s been almost two months since we’ve been to the beach, and I’m itching for another trip to the ocean. Soon, soon.

Isle of Palms, South Carolina. April, 2010.

For Watery Wednesday.

baseball: mississippi state @ south carolina

Sixteen.

Extra special thanks to Ash‘s mom K. for our tickets; which were great seats and we had a lovely time at the game, although I got a bit sunburnt on one shoulder. South Carolina has a beautiful stadium, SEC baseball is good times, and it was lovely to see ex-UNC second-in-command Chad Holbrook in the third base coach’s box (I don’t want to trade any of our current coaches, but oh, I miss Chad), but I said this to A. and I’m not afraid to say this on the internet: the South Carolina fans were kind of awful. Maybe UNC fans are just too polite? But there’s heckling, and there’s being gratuitously cruel to 19 year old amateur athletes at top volume, and some of the fans we were sitting with were the latter. It was sort of cringey to listen to.

It’s almost Opening Day (it’s Opening Night? Doesn’t have the same ring) and I’ve seen 16 baseball games that count already. And people wonder why I care about college baseball.

(Lots of reasons, starting with “Because Carolina, because Mike Fox, because Colin Bates and because years of heartbreak, and if you need to know more than that you won’t get it”, and ending with “Because we got to watch Dustin Ackley play, and loved him fiercely, for two and a half years before anyone else cared who he was”. But partly, it’s also true, because it affords me more baseball live before MLB Opening Day than most people in MLB cities see live in a year. We still have at least 10 home games in the Carolina season, and then the minor league seasons have gotten into full swing. 50 games this year? Easy.)

isle of palms, sc, april 2010


isle of palms, sc, april 2010, originally uploaded by minervacat.

The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself. — Henry Miller

isle of palms, south carolina, february ’08

Rocking my world in terms of inspiration this week:

I’m off to Raleigh on a work night later, but like I said a few weeks ago, it’s worth it: Micah Schnabel’s playing a solo set, and BJ from American Aquarium opens. If you’re in the NC and feel like seeing an excellent show tonight, it starts at 10:30 at Tir Na Nog on Blount Street.

daniel island, south carolina


daniel island, south carolina, originally uploaded by minervacat.

Rocking my world in terms of inspiration this week: