Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Gloves and other stuff

The change of seasons. Trees paint, then lose their leaves; flowers dry and turn brown. Days become shorter as shadows of winter approach. Cool in the mornings, warm in the afternoons. Possibility of frost at night.

Summer is over, and it’s that shift from freefall days to sitting in class and homework; from casual office days to the conferences, meetings, projects of Fall.

People pack up their things and move. Or lug boxes into their new digs and unpack. Some clean out attics. Some clean garages. And some their cupboards.

Seems to be a time of putting on the gloves and getting down to whatever the season brings.


The cat with gloves catches no mice.
-Navjot Singh Sidhu

When archaeologists discover the missing arms of Venus de Milo, they will find she was wearing boxing gloves.
-John Barrymore

Gloves = las guantes

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

if mice with gloves, then cheese with veils, or a comet with long willowy arms pulling into itself red velvet gloves as if an opera singer might learn the arc of her character's life in a Fall's first full lunar face