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Don’t Judge a Book By Its……

I stood across the park. Spires loomed along the tree line. Stone erections rising from a skeleton, decorated with cranes.

I always hated the Sagrada Familia. Every photograph I saw was vomit from the mind of a mad man. Last time I was in Barcelona, I refused to go.

Why bother seeing something I could dismiss with a photo?

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This time, I confronted the spectacle of weird shapes. Bizarre angles. I craned my neck at the suicidal statue on one face, wondering if he was as disoriented as I was.

Still determined to stick to my opinion, I bought my ticket. Wandered through words.

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I studied the light. Listened to sound bounce off tree-like columns and sun bursts of stone. I watched cares drain from faces, as everyone frolicked in colors and shapes, music and wonder.

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Buildings are layers of experience. Just like books. Or people.

I was wrong about Sagrada Familia.

What else am I wrong about when I dismiss an experience with a glance or two?

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Putting the X in X-Mas

In my attempt to light a fire under your Christmas spirit I have counted down the past twelve days passing on some of my favorite musical selections to some very lucky winners.

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It Ought to be Easier

Hope lies in dreams, in imagination and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.

Jonas Salk

I stood in a void. Another canyon. Negative space. Water trickled down its heart and fell into infinity.

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Her First Mistake

"I want to go to this place. Right here. I mean, look at it."

"Harrumph. It looks like something out of Star Wars. You know, those walking weapon things. What were they called?"

"Stop. Who wouldn't love their very own steel-and-glass pod on the side of a mountain in the middle of a wine valley?"

"Self conscious architects, maybe?"

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In the Midnight Hour, She Cried More, More, More

The midnight hour. Usually, I'm awake. Reading. Or.............something.

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