This is VCFA writer Will Van Dorp’s blog about NYC’s “Sixth Borough”, including photos and posts about the harbors and waterways of NYC~and boats, in general (which is where my photo comes in). He’s got quite a following. An article about his blog just appeared in the NY Times. You can read it here:
“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”—Mark Twain
Link to Janis Cortese’s summation of the Fire Horse stereotype in Japan:
"1966 was a Horse year, and it was a special kind of horse—a Fire Horse, called ‘hinoeuma’ in Japanese. Japanese women who were born that year (and the previous Fire Horse year, 1906) battle superstitions about themselves all the time. Fire Horse women are called dangerous, headstrong, and are seen as deadly to men."
Link to the BBC article. I battled that demon long ago. For me, poetry was a way OUT of depression, versus IN. Still, the incidence of mental illness among poets remains high~and I’m very curious as to why. There are a lot of theories out there…