Saturday, December 16, 2006


This was taken at the very point of Cap Ferret....the funny thing is that a month ago we were at this same spot at high tide and we had no idea these pilings were even here.

The tide and the wind are the elements to be reckoned with in this part of the world. The other day I was proctoring an exam in a classroom at the lycee when there arose a long moan that moved eerily up the my mind, it conjured some sort of cosmic tachometer hitting the red line...the kids taking their exams all lifted their heads at the same time. They looked out the windows - trees were leaning like dishevelled chorus girls - and then we all smiled at one another and went back to work.
The rain too has on otherwordly feel to it at times...once in awhile it looks like that fake Hollywood rain the way it falls in sheets. Even stranger are those little dousings that seem to last no more than 5 seconds...almost exactly as long as it takes you to get to your car. It's enough to make you look up to see if someone is playing a practical joke on you...if only God were that amusing.


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