I lived an exposed life in the open ocean, but did not live until I happened upon that resilient bay. Those sheer, leaning cliffs, veiled in keen, verdant leaf, bequeathed to me a confetti shower of pink to peach blossom, and cloistered gleaming marble verandas and spiraling pastel temples sacred to smiling Gods of full grape, joyous dance and delerious revelry, for dedicated fey folk ensconced within the valley of peace who finally snipped away the plastic shackles of distant humanity fringed on their exposed existence.
Harold Hitchcock, English visionary landscape artist, was born today in 1914.
Jewel, American singer-songwriter, musician, producer, actress, author and poet, was born today in 1974.
Today is World Turtle Day!