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Joint homage to #Amelie and Singing in the Rain.

It’s never too stormy, or too early in the year to play in an outdoor water fountain. Especially if you’re five years old :)

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How are you? I asked him. Looks like they’re hungry!

He looked at me with the biggest, sweetest smile and nodded. And then went back to feeding his friends.

We chatted wordlessly for a few minutes (which is to say that I just stood there watching him hand out snacks like the benevolent Pied Piper of Portland).

I’m Joseph, I said. What’s your name?

He looked up for a second and final time. Massive grin. “I don’t know,” he replied.

And then returned to his loyal friends.

I smiled goodbye and left them in peace.

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A quiet, nearly deserted secret swimming spot in NW Portland that my dear sister took my children to this morning.

Shrieks of boredom and the smells of winter stagnation filled the chilly air. A horrid time for all. Beware the sharks.
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Movies vs. Motorcycles. Though polar opposites in most ways, they both sound like rather pleasant ways to spend a hot afternoon.

Either way, an iced beverage sounds perfect. What is your favourite cold drink for a hot mid-afternoon ?

And #bikes : the modern day hitched horse. All alone in the sun :(
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I told him he wouldn’t be watching Lord of the Rings until he read the books first.

So he found The Hobbit at Powell’s. I suppose first he should learn to read. But studying Middle Earth maps beats Dick & Jane primers any day of the week…right?
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There is something fascinating about parking garages, from both design and psychological perspectives. Urban caves that offer safety and danger. Austere concrete lines and minimal colour palettes that never leave any doubt as to whether form follows function. Maybe I’ll do a cinematic version of Beowulf in one. Hmm…wheels are spinning.
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