To      
             
                 
 
                 

Merry Christmas The Fernalds in LA
 
                 
                 

                                   
   

The Aspen

 

Beholding element, in whose pure eye

My boughs upon a ground of heaven lie

               
                                 
       

Okapi(see Poisonwood Bible,

Kingsolver)

   
Chip similar to the one Eli is creating        
         
                   
                       
Geoff's behind-the-ear electronics for coclear implants  
                               
Los Angeles Union Station          
                                   
             

O deep surrendered mind,

where cloud and stone

Compose their beings

and efface your own,

               
Descanso Gardens, La Cañada

The cousins at Eli's June graduation from UCSD

   
                       

Teach me, like you, to drink creation whole

And, casting out my self, become a soul.

 

Richard Wilbur, Poet Laureat 1987-88