Today's window view - Journal of Omnifarious
Feb. 4th, 2005
01:29 pm - Today's window view
I'd describe today's view as a cacophony of clouds. There are clouds of all kinds at all altitudes except ground level. The Olympic range is obscured in the distance, but the lack of fog means that the horizon and sky can be distinguished from one another.
It's pretty, but looks like things are destined to change soon.
I played tennis yesterday for the first time in probably 15 years. I did better than I expected too. It's interesting how muscle memory comes back.
There is a scene in a rather silly movie called "The Long Kiss Goodnight" in which the main character discovers to be a master at handling the knife. She starts chopping vegetables, and initially goes slowly, but changes techniques suddenly, and chops them very quickly and with a vengeance. After the chopping is done, she tosses the knife in a perfect throw at the cupboard door, where it sinks in an inch or so and sticks. She looks at the knife quivering in the door with a mixture of shock, pride and horror.
That's how that kind of memory feels sometimes. I was never really good at tennis, so it doesn't come back quite that strongly. But I used to literally run across a landscape consisting of heaps of large, jumbled rocks when I was a kid. I was good at it, and never fell. When I encounter that kind of terrain now, 20 years later, it comes back as a strange and mysterious competence. My feet just know where to go.