Monday, December 14, 2020

Over the Rainbow: A North Coast Fantasy

Posted By on Mon, Dec 14, 2020 at 12:22 PM

I’ve been tripping around in the night light of California’s far North Coast for some time now. A lot of nighttime visions have piled up from many late outings, cold nights and wee early mornings. Yet for all of that, this week I had nothing brand new. So the other night I found myself shuffling through the pile on the computer, sorting them, sticking both hands in and pushing them around like a pile of playing cards, trying to find something. I stacked them up, switched them around, built figurative little houses and structures of cards … Nothing, no visions formed. I went to bed.

Left panel of the panorama. Zoom in for a Humboldt skyline. - PHOTO BY DAVID WILSON
  • Photo by David Wilson
  • Left panel of the panorama. Zoom in for a Humboldt skyline.

That night as I slept, I heard the soft slip-slap as my little village of card houses collapsed. No matter, nothing had come of it, and I slept on. But visions of the cards persisted, swirling in my head as I dreamed.

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