Memories of 2010

Dec. 15—Reverb10—5 minutes. Imagine you will completely lose your memory of 2010 in five minutes. Set an alarm for five minutes and capture the things you most want to remember about 2010. (prompt author: Patti Digh)

Watching the twinkling stars of Orion’s belt before dawn the morning of Mt Whitney ascent while headlights moving along the switchback on the trail made moving constellations.

Watching a late winter moon rise over fields among pink, purple clouded sky.

Listening to a great horned owl in the cemetery outside town.

Balancing a glass of zin while swinging toward the moon under tall pines with my love.

Standing on the summit of Mt. Whitney, amazed at how far I could see on all sides.

Snowshoeing for the first time in Lassen park.

Sleeping in a tent in Yosemite again.

Sharing petrogylphs in the Eastern Sierra with j.

Riding on the back of a tandem down country roads at dawn before work.

Making love in the middle of the afternoon in the woods while lenticular spirit clouds danced overhead.

Many, many early wonderful mornings!

My son’s face in utter glee on a boat in the Delta at dusk, his hair flying back.

My daughter slowly blow-drying my hair, tension melting from my shoulders.


Author: TJ

adventurer, writer, photographer

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