their chorus was terrifying, and electric, like a full moon on halloween. fear froze me for a heartbeat. adrenalin melted me into action and i sprung for the front door.
there is so much life outside.
birds fly overhead every day. the streets i walk are crowded with dogs and people. we have two cats at home. last night in san francisco i shouted “city raccoons!” to myself in the car when two fat guys wadded across the street. about two or three weeks ago a skunk popped out of the gutter and stared me down while i hooped on my drive way. deer are common enough in the area to prompt the posting of yellow signs printed with a solid black deer.
crickets sing at night.
birds sing in the morning.
coyotes howl at the moon.
and all of this makes me so hugely happy.
to the simple things,