Saturday Morning

The Saturday morning meadowlark
came in from high up
with her song gliding into tall grass
still singing. How I’d like
to glide around singing in the summer
then to go south to where I already was
and find fields full of meadowlarks
in winter. But when walking my dog
I want four legs to keep up with her
as she thunders down the hill at top speed
then belly flops into the deep pond.
Lark or dog I crave the impossible.
I’m just human. All too human.

~ Jim Harrison, from “Solstice Litany” in Dead Man’s Float


Notes: Poem Source – Thank you Hammock Papers. Photo: Pixabay

5:00 P.M. Bell!


via Momentary Mood

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call


Photograph: Tomas Januska with a photograph from series titled Gravity.  “An instantaneous state of weightlessness lasts for only a moment, which is why I wanted to capture this, driven by curiosity. I was curious to try and capture a person jumping because whatever you would have planned, whatever the outcome you would have expected, you are simply surprised by the final product. The jumping people become strangely similar to each other because they are surviving the same real emotions, as if they have returned from their childhood. On the other hand, they are completely different because in each and every one that emotion appears naturally and live, at the same time differently and in different ways. It’s like a movement in a moment, or a moment in a movement? You can decide…

Januska was born in Kretinga, Lithuania and is now living in London and working as a photographer in the UK.  Find Januska on Instagram or his website.

Buster’s X-Mas Present: 15,893,685 views, and counting.


Thank you Susan

 

 

Monday Morning: Butt up. Flaps Up. Rise. Rise.

cute-bird-jump

 


Source: Your Eyes Blaze Out (from Pixar Film “Piper”)

I said, I like my life.

jump-to-touch-the-sky

I said, I like my life. If I
have to give it back, if they
take it from me, let me
not feel I wasted any, let me
not feel…that I forgot
to give what I held in my hands,
that I forgot to do some little
piece of the work that wanted
to come through…

~ Marge Piercy,  excerpt from “If They Come in the Night”, Circles on the Water: Selected Poems


Notes: Poem – Thank you Beth at Alive on all Channels, Photo: Adeline Spengler, The Jump Touch the Sky, 2013 (via newthom)

 

Summer Flashback

jump-dive-youth-memory-swim-pool


Source: Julian Stratenschulte via wsj.com. A boy jumps into a swimming pool in Hanover, Germany. 

 

5:00 PM Bell!

jump-dive


Notes:

T.G.I.F.: Be happy you’re here…


Rosie is a poodle-whippet mix who likes to bounce, an activity she takes very seriously. Here she is diving joyfully into a field of tall grass. Her owner is English comedian Adam Buxton.

T.G.I.F.: It’s been a long week

face plant,laugh,ouch,


Source: gifak-net

 

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