Sometimes when it starts to rain
I am sitting by the window.
I enjoy the sound,
and the smell.
Increasingly I find myself,
Aware that I will die soon
I walk in the rain.
Images from or around Boston about 1970, it must be unusual to have your office above a truck loading ramp. Then again I suppose there are worse places.
My mother was called Lynn by many people after she married as a Naegele, but during the period she lived with her family her friends called her Rosie. Her mother called her “sister,” I don’t know why, I never asked or if I did I don”t remember. Her formal name was Rosamonde but there were four brothers in my father’s family and the wives of two brothers knew her circa high school and in my life they called her Rosie.
This graffiti was along the train tracks in Union Square, Somerville, and I believe this train goes or used to go, on up to the town of Lynn, once famous for a once thriving textile industry and labor strikes.
If I were to suggest my alter ego it must be Tony Archer—“ A man who faces the ups and downs of life with an equal measure of grumpiness and great fortitude,” as described by David Troughton, who has played Tony since January 2014 on The Archers, the longest running radio drama in the world.. One moment Tony is seriously angry at his son for leaving the bride at the alter and him to take care of the pigs while on Father’s day checking on the time in Canada just in case Tom might call.
When I was young I did not know what to think about my art, in elementary school I took a test with said I had talent for being a lawyer and did not have talent for being an artist and this written result followed me around until I left graduate school and spent a few years trying to figure it out, or rather just doing things and not thinking about my life. Before I was not really thinking about it but I was trying to find out why I was so confused, and I discontinued that because I stopped all thinking about my life.
I was too curious, I needed things but instead of trying to meet those needs I had quest joins and I tried to find answers to them. That is a mistake, there are never any answers, just endless questions and you are probably better off just meeting your needs.