Photo by Bob Gentry ©2001
A Thought for Today
In friendship, silence is more important than words.
I put a seashell to my ear and it
all comes back; the yellow sun . . .the Mediterranean blue, the sky, the children running
on the beach that day, the kildear birds marching in formation down to the sea, and back -
when my memory wanders, as it does when bad things happen, I put a seashell to my ear and
it all comes back; that day . . .you.
Even the gypsies. It all comes back. You see what loving does; it makes you trust in
horoscopes, and gypsy wands and fortune tellers, and even seashells.
I still believe in love. It's hard these days you know, and yet it's still the great
adventure; better than blowing bridges or a bus ride to Chicago. Even better than running
away from home . . .to . . . join the gypsies.
-from "The Sea", 1967 & Folio #21, 1979
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