Time is speeding by. With daylight savings time ending on November 6, 2011 the rhythm of life began moving quickly by with the events of the 400th Anniversary and Celebration of the King James. Taking a quick breath after their culmination (on Nov 21st) it was suddenly Thanksgiving and time to gather recipes and think about a meal for 4.5 family members despite the 75 degree days.
Winter is only now beckoning with the gray overcast skies, the barometric weather changes taunting rain and the howling Santa Ana winds. Joan Didion’s essay, “Los Angeles Notebook,” (from her book, Slouching Towards Bethlehem) describes how unsteady and close to the edge we are, living in a pocket of wind roaring over the Santa Ana (or Santana) River creating gusts that howl into the psyche of we Angelenos without the steadiness of ice to grip.
Suzuki on the 500m during the speed skating world championships in Oslo by Nationaal Archief