Sunday, February 14, 2010

Twilight in South Beach

South Beach does not lose its charm. The game goes on until dark. The wind dies down as it always does at twilight. I watched just as the brilliant light faded to pale blue. Soon pastel blue will give way to gold; gold to darker and darker blue. The evening star rises in a sky just about to go black.

Steps from the game of pick-up basketball, a bumper sticker announces the immanence of the Messiah. The twilight is messianic though wordless, shining on us all. Blasphemy, the orthodox might say.

There is something so satisfying about a ruin, especially when flanked by a thriving plant. This art deco gem is for sale and would take a fortune to restore.

There are children in this expansive tree; none on the climbing bars. Does anyone know the name of this tree? It might be a strangler fig with the strangling root-vines cut off.

These branches are bare but in a few months they will be loaded with bloom. Royal Poinciana will burst out in scarlet.

I like to gather up what might seem like dissonant notes.


  1. And what fascinating dissonant notes they are!

    I love stopping by your blog and always leave inspired. Thank-you!

  2. Dissonant notes indeed, but played together they create such harmony. Thanks, Mim.

  3. Perhaps that's our job: to link dissonant notes.

    Yours for drifting and linking!

  4. damn, it's snowing here today and you are shirking your shoveling responsibilities!!!!

  5. Melissa: I'm so glad to escape the snowy cold and hope that one day you will too by coming to South Beach.

  6. Liv Nightclub is one of the fantastic clubs in South beach that has been one to go to and brag how good the experience is. Party with the best of Miami!south beach nightlife.