Archive | October 31, 2010

Blind with Perfect Vision: California Halloween, 1968

October 31, 2010


My longest childhood journey threaded me between iceberg tips and hurricane eyes and volcanoes holding their breath. I was there, at a pivotal scene in a pivotal year. The ship was crashing; the wind was howling; the mountains trembled; the fire roared. And I saw none it. I may have smelled the burning embers – and maybe that’s what compelled me to walk and walk – but I didn’t see the flames. I was too focused on Sweet Tarts, candy apples, and chocolate-covered caramel wrapped in wax paper.

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