For Kaitlyn, embarking on her great adventure. I wish you new experiences and challenges, fascinating people and wonderful stories, all of which I expect to hear about. Godspeed, Katie Scissorhands. I love you.
where we are
(for edward field)
i envy those
who live in two places:
new york, say, and london;
wales and spain;
l.a. and paris;
hawaii and switzerland.
there is always the anticipation
of the change, the chance that what is wrong
is the result of where you are. i have
always loved both the freshness of
arriving and the relief of leaving. with
two homes every move would be a homecoming.
i am not even considering the weather, hot
or cold, dry or wet: i am talking about hope.
by Gerald Locklin
(from his book The Iceberg Theory, 2000 – sorry no link, it seems to be not only out of print, but ungettable)