Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Revolution 9

On the left are two photos I recently took.

Up top is one snapped a couple of days ago at the farm supply store located not too far from where I live in western North Carolina. Those are little baby ducks, all huddled together over on one side of the box.

Underneath is another I took this morning as my plane descended through the clouds above Munich, Germany, a stop on my way eventually to Monaco where I’ll be for the next couple of weeks at the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final.

Lots of green, reminding me of all the grass that is growing by the hour back home and which I’ll have to do something about on my return. The houses built close to one another also reminded me of the baby ducks, and how pretty much all of us -- animals, too -- prefer being closer to one another than far apart.

Our horses demonstrate that same characteristic, of course, being herd animals. They’ll whinny and whine whenever we separate them, even momentarily. I also felt like whinnying a little when leaving Vera and them yesterday.

From Munich I flew to Nice, and from there got a ride to Monaco where I’ve now checked in, had a shave and a coffee, and feel more or less ready to explore a bit before going to work tomorrow. Still in that alone phase of the traveling, although soon others will be arriving and we’ll all gather close together at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel, huddling around circles of others grouped together playing cards.

Gonna be doing a lot of blogging here in the near future, so I’m gonna do less of that today and stop for now.

Speaking of doing a lot of blogging, the earth has made nine full revolutions around the sun since the first time I posted something here. For fun I put “Revolution 9” on the iPod during that initial descent this morning, its Karlheinz Stockhausen-influence seeming vaguely appropriate as Munich rose up to meet my plane’s wheels.

Think I’ll listen to “Birthday” and head out for a bit.

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