February 14th, 2002

caillebotte_man at his window


I can only assume, given the fact that I am the only person who sees Frank change colors, that I have been chosen as Frank's prophet. As the prophet of Frank, it is my obligation to discern His will, and convey His commandments to the world. So far, this is all I've been able to come up with:

I am Frank thy goat. Thou shalt have no other goats before me!

Yes, I know, it is rather derivative, but it is the only thing I can think of. Maybe there will be more later, and maybe there won't. I only said I was a prophet, after all. I didn't say that I would be good at it.
caillebotte_man at his window

Spring and All...NOT

Outside my window, the Camellia has put out a single bright red blossom, and a mass of buds. Birds have been chirping all day. One which sounds like a person whistling for a dog, another which makes a high trill followed by something that sounds like a kitten's meow. Blue jays, of course, and lots of little birds (finches? starlings?) which natter endlessly. They all think that spring has arrived. They never listen to my warnings. I have seen seven inches of snow here on April Fool's Day. Foolish plants. Foolish birds.

On my walk through the balmy day, I was nearing the last hill that rises at the end of the road, and saw a group of people standing at the top of the hill. As I drew closer, all but their heads were concealed by the hill. It looked like a group of heads bobbing up and down on the pavement. "Those heads are having fun," I thought. They wandered off before I reached the top of the hill, so I never found out if their bodies grew back.

It was supposed to be cloudy today, but there were only a few big white clouds here and there, making the sky unduly festive for the time of year. There is supposed to be rain within a couple of days, but, since the clouds failed, maybe the rain will fail, too. I would like to see some more rain. The cats, on the other hand, would probably be happy to have more warm, dry days. They are greatly enjoying sleeping outdoors for a change. Cats are easily pleased.