Dust Off the Clock

Dust Off the Clock

“Blow the dust off the clock. Your watches are behind the times. Throw open the heavy curtains which are so dear to you – you do not even suspect that the day has already dawned outside.”
–Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn 

Smallest Leaf

Smallest Leaf

“Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.”
–Henry David Thoreau

Merry Go Round

Merry Go Round

“If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. I would go to more dances. I would ride the merry-go-rounds. I would pick more daisies.”
–Nadine Stair

Windhover Hall

Windhover Hall

If you ask someone in Milwaukee how to get to Windhover Hall you may get some blank looks.  If you ask how to get to the art museum or perhaps “that cool building with the wings”, they’ll know exactly how to direct you.

Crumbling Concrete Stairs

The Crumbling Concrete Stairs

“Crumbling between the fingers, under the feet, / Crumbling behind the eyes, / Their world gives way and dies / And something twangs and breaks at the end of the street.”
–Louis MacNeice

The concrete stairs, leaning and decaying, lead up to a locked second floor wooden door.  When dark, the single light above barely casts enough light to see to the end of the buckled landing.