My friend and twin, the delectable Susie Gilman, flew into town from Geneva, along with the Chapman swifts, a flock of roughly 40,000 tiny birds who take up temporary residence in the chimney of Chapman Elementary School in NW Portland. Watching them swirl in formation looked like smoke coming out of the chimney in reverse.
"Talk about poetry in motion," Susie said.
In other news, as of today we're down to the last 100 New Things. I must admit, I look forward to finishing. As invigorating as it's been, coming up with something new each day can really wear me out. I began doing this project to get out of a rut; now I find myself craving the simplicity of following a routine.