LIFE AS MYTH

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JOURNAL 2016

A call to wonder

What I might be

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SPRING 2016

What I might be

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More than the eyes reveal

That moment and that face

A sunrise over the sandbar

What I might be

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SPRING 2016
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A SUNRISE OVER THE SANDBAR

Sunrise over sandbar (detail), 2010. Private collection.

...My first counseling job was in a small outpatient clinic in Far Rockaway Beach. I commuted there from Manhattan on the A train. The trip took me through Brooklyn and past the stop for the JFK air train -- then over marshes and salt water bogs with houses on stilts and further still over a trestled bridge until finally, almost two hours later, the train arrived at Far Rockaway Beach.

The clinic was on the second floor of a small commercial space, just a few blocks away from the subway station.  The agency windows faced a strip of storefronts and fast food diners.  In the afternoons the heavy oily smell of Kentucky Fried chicken crept into the back offices through the ventilation system. 

 

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