Tuesday, October 10, 2006
THE RISING (10.10.06)
[reprinted from March 13th, 2006]
I live in an old office building that is now loft apartments. Behind my building is a large auditoreum that is named after the couple that built it and their names are in lights on the building. So we call it "The Bert & Iris" . The best thing about this building is that it has sand and gravel roof. Yet to the Gulls in the area it is a Beach....an urban oasis, the Bert&Iris Beach.They flock there by the hundred.
About a week ago early in the morning I watched them, and they did something entirely different. They all went silent and were motionless for a moment. And then with some unknown hidden signal they all rose up at the same moment, hundreds of them. ALL of them.The synchronicity of that very moment took my breath away.