In the quiet morning after walking there is time left to play before I slip into a fantasy world of writing, and Charles no longer exists because I am a slew of wacky fictional characters.
I have truly enjoyed myself the last few days about Florence, South Carolina. It was almost like the time when I was a boy growing up with grandparents some 40 miles southeast of here, and I was the only one in that world with them save for my dog Brownie who was always there watching, waiting, and that tail wagging every time I looked at him. This weekend I discovered some new exciting things in Florence, SC, I didn’t know existed. I cannot reveal them because I wish them to remain a secret, and they will.
I believe Florence in August is one of the hottest places on earth just from the humidity alone especially at mid-day and times after that up into the night. In a town so hot I have not written as much as I planned this summer…but there is a constant reminder from my computer and mobile each day, so the thought of writing never leaves. Eventually, I either sit still to write or play with photos turning them into an inner story few know how to interpret, and I enjoy that. Thank God, for air conditioning. In place like Florence, SC, the town is much cooler for walking at 6 a.m. to 9-10 a.m. Being outside anytime after that Florence is a hellish place at best not visited.
It is that time of the year again, the second one, when Saleem slips away. For him and all Muslims, I wish a happy 1Eid al-Adha (Arabic: عيد الأضحى, translit. ʿīd al-ʾaḍḥā, lit. 'Feast of the Sacrifice', [ʕiːd ælˈʔɑdˤħæː]), also called the "Festival of Sacrifice" celebrated worldwide each year as the second of two Islamic holidays (the other being Eid al-Fitr), and considered the holier of the two. It honors the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God’s command.
With so many pictures I have of New York and Westchester county and up to Albany as far back as 2008, I am finally getting around to seeing all of them, deleting and fixing pics I have never posted.
Weekend (Aug 18/19) updates: