27.4.16


Goodbye Billy Paul

December 1934 - Aril 2016

The Philadelphia sound of my childhood...

cooler than cool

6.4.16






"Silver wings

are taking you away..."




Merle Haggard

6 April 1937 - 6 April 2016


22.3.16

2.3.16


YESTERDAY



AND THEN THERE WAS...


TODAY.

I WAS TIRED

AND DIDN'T WANT TO GO DOWN TO THE SEA

WITH HIM


BUT I DID 

AND  AFTER, THOUGHT


WHAT LUCK


22.2.16


When you were small

I used to say 

"Your life is like a storybook"

and then we would recount the places and the times we were happiest...


Now I see you out front

making your own story


heading off to places

and adventures

in that same book

which is now 

yours.




with love, 

Ama


1.2.16

29.1.16


JACQUES RIVETTE

1928 - 2016

Unsung hero of French New Wave Cinema.

"A man who could meld  Carroll, Proust, and Cocteau

into something magical. "

25.1.16


BEAUTIFUL

D  R  E  A  M  E  R

11.1.16




DAVID BOWIE

JANUARY 1947 - JANUARY 2016








The way last Sunday was

when the waves got big

and the day

was 

perfect

9.1.16


through my 

1957 

binoculars...

home.

5.1.16



FAREWELL


LIGHT 

THE RIGHT TIME OF DAY

AND 

COURAGE

"We figured out early on that if you shot film at the right time of day
you didn't need lights..."



4.1.16

A stroke of good luck

last sunset 

last day of 

holidays

into 

the void


31.12.15


the long reach of winter light...

as we say goodbye

to 2015


Adieu

Adieu


19.12.15



mostly beautiful


our little "shire"

as we lovingly call it


and then the sun sets fast

on these December days

6.12.15


more than beautiful

to feel the rain come

after these long years of drought

22.11.15




Dawn Patrol

5:45 a.m.

Cronkite  Beach


It seems crazy

the idea of it

To get into that cold Pacific 

and watch the sunrise 

and hear the tugs 

coming out of the 

Golden Gate

ready to guide the tanker ships

under the bridge

The ships that have come

all the way from 

China


Then all of a sudden

everything changes

the light

the waves

the gulls passing overhead


and everyone feels happy to be alive

and lucky

to know this thing


When you come from the water

cold, and with frozen hands

and I put on the heater


saying

"hurry, hurry

it's time for school"

And we leave the magic

but it stays all day

deep inside of you 


until the next day

the next sunrise

the next sunset 

over the cold Pacific

we call home.

15.11.15


WHAT THE SEA

AND THE SKY

AND THE SALT

LOOK LIKE


HERE

IN NOVEMBER

2.11.15

"Ay de mi

Llorona, Llorona

Llorona,  de azul celeste"


DIA DE LOS MUERTES

1 NOVIEMBRE 2015




31.10.15


we are

waiting

here at the end of the world

in some sort of beauty

suspended

in silence

23.10.15


We are 
"Tangled up in blue..."

The blue of leaving summer

The blue of a mother dying

The autumn blue of the sea, 

dark and holding secrets.



18.10.15


who can complain 

about a two swim sunday

that ends

like this

2.10.15


16

The age my son is now...


Irish

Ginger haired

Blue eyed 

Beauty.

Mother

Sister

Grandmother 

Great Grandmother

I am missing you already in these past two weeks...

part country girl

part glamorous.

love

and more

Your Daughter

Beth



6.9.15

Holiday
 Pitch Perfect

Surf Sunday