A hot, sweltering, crispy-critter day ashore. What could be better than taking a nice boat ride and having the breeze cool you down? Take in the sun and have something icy cold to drink… and pretty soon you’ll find yourself in that lazy, drowsy state where time just sort of drifts along and conversations slow to a crawl.
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I always enjoy looking out through the windows of historic buildings and imagining what the view was once like to the original inhabitants. Was it the same as I’m experiencing? Likely not. All sorts of other structures were not there, and sometimes there was even more landscape to see.
Such is the case here.
The chain link fence that is just visible in the above image was added about thirty to forty years ago. The building beyond the fence was added to the grounds sometime after 1930, long after another building that was there had vanished. To the right of the window frame (in the image above) lies the moldering remains of a long Coast Guard depot pier, which was still fully functional in 1939 and can be seen in the photograph from the National Archives (image to the right). Continue Reading →
Have you ever lurched awake in a cold sweat from a dream, only to wonder — what was it exactly — that made your heart pound? And the more you try to remember, the more it slips through your grasp?
Was it a nightmare? An argument? Were you late for a very important date? Or escaping from the worst toilet in Scotland? Were you having a warm and comforting visit with someone when it suddenly went terribly awry? Or maybe approaching the best part of the dream when a subtle change or noise in the real world causes you to snap awake?
I have dreams like those, where it’s incredibly vivid while I’m in it, but then it just vanishes like diaphanous vapor… and I’m left grasping at straws about what just happened. This image reminds me of that — I can barely make out something… I’m not sure what… and the more I try to make sense of it, the more it eludes me.