View Of Santorini Caldera

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The volcano sleeps on.

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Rain On a Plastic Tarp Roof…In America?

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Today is 288 days since Maria made landfall and 301 days since Irma made landfall on Puerto Rico. AEE reports that 99.90% of the homes and businesses have power. Unfortunately, that still leaves 1,527 customers without power. Disintegrating Tropical Storm Beryl is swinging by on Monday with rains that could damage the already weak infrastructure.

 

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Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello said at a news conference Sunday afternoon that the island could experience power outages when the storm’s remnants passed over on Monday, according to the AP. He also urged people without sturdy roofs to move in with relatives or one of 24 government shelters that have opened. More than 1,500 power customers remain in the dark more than nine months after Maria, and some 60,000 people still have only tarps for roofs.

“I’m praying for all the brothers who are still living under a plastic roof,” said Alfonso Lugo in the southeastern Puerto Rico town of Humacao. “They’re the ones who are suffering the most now. They’re the ones who have been forgotten.”

 

Fasting

Fasting

 

I’d do anything and have to keep this in and you anything 

and have to keep from hearing.

Olga Broumas

 

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Of course,

you can see the hunger

in my eyes more clearly

than ever recognize yours

were you to stand eyes

to mirror and examine

the depth of needs

you act out daily

 

You lie to yourself

amorcito, 

using every instrument

of vision    binoculars

and telescope to scan 

the horizon rather than

look into my eyes

and glimpse yourself

 alone   just as hungry

as breathless with desire

 

you are so unaccustomed 

to apotheosis   that ecstasy   

being wide open

like sky

though we sleep windows

doors flung aside

wake at sunrise to watch

blue to pink   lights

on the bridge the only seperation

of night and ocean

even then I must ask

for your embrace

though we share this

purely before

our defenses have wakened

 

what pulls you away

from me    after

we have made unabashed

love for hours intuitively

amorcito   in sleep you

lay your head on my breasts

content   our breath  our hearts

synchronous

and full

Diving Dominica

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One of their first free dives was in Dominica. Grazi took Michael to Champagne Reef. He laughed as she pull her running shorts on over her bikini and strapped the knife to her waist. She slid in with only her mask and fins.

“Are you sure about this?” he asked from the boat.

“Yea, I’ve been doing this my whole life. We’ll start out shallow and go deeper.”

“I’m going to wear my snorkle so I can take pictures.”

“Ok, one day our kids will be able to see how crazy we were.”

“You mean, how daring you are. I’m the crazy one. I’ll follow you anywhere, even to the depths of the ocean.”

“Oh, come on, it’s not that deep!”

Grazi turned and dove under. As Michael jumped in he thought….this is the only person, the only person in this world who could make me leave my gear and follow her. The only one.

 

Sunset @ Cape Sounion

This is the Temple of Poseidon in Lavrio, Greece. It is said to have one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. It was a sunset to watch and take in to your soul, not just to photograph. Sometimes, I don’t photograph events like sunsets or full moons. They are meant to be enjoyed. They are meant to change your life, not to be viewed through a piece of tech. It felt very sacrilegious to be playing with my tech in the presence of the achievements of the ancients. IMG_8513.jpg

Now that Puerto Rico is getting closer to full power, I finally feel that I can focus on other things in my blog. Thank you all for supporting the Daily Count Up to 100% power in Puerto Rico. #Hastallegar100

Blueshifting Grief

Although much progress has been made to assist Puerto Rico, the slow pace, political distrust, debacles of all sorts, and general lack of interest from the mainland government is discraceful.IMG_1935.jpg

Today is Day 184 since Hurricane Maria made landfall and Day 197 since Hurricane Irma made landfall on the island of Puerto Rico. I do not know where we really stand and will not know until I get home. Mulder was right…”TRUST NO ONE”.