Monday Morning Wake-Up Call


Dawn is like dumping milk into an inkwell.
First, there are erratic curdles of white, then streamers.
Shade the bottle for a gray colloid, then watch it whiten a little more.
All of a sudden you’ve got day.
Then start heating the mixture.

~ Roger Zelazny, from The Doors of His Face, The Lamps of His Mouth


Notes: Quote – Memory’s Landscape. Photo: Cody Cobb with Cascadia


  1. Beautiful…though I’m more erratic curdles of consciousness at this hour. Happy Monday, pal

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  2. Hmmm.. Well, here the erratic curdles of white needs temperature more than 36F.
    It’s just milk everywhere, for today I guess!

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  3. “all of a sudden there is a day.” – perfect

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  4. Love the photo with these words!

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  5. roseanne333 says:

    Loved the imagery, Dave.
    Happy Monday!

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  6. “Dawn is like dumping milk into an inkwell.” Would never have thought of describing it this way, but now that I’ve read it, I can’t get it out of my head. Perfect!

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