December Magic

December in Portland—bright and cold with that tear-wrenching wind. I like it, but I'm excited to get into real winter. The sparkle and bite of the high country. Soon. Only days now.

Anyhoo, to pass the time until then, we went to Dee Dee's art show on Thursday, and it was staggeringly beautiful. Strange animals roaming foreign lands, and mystic shapes that swirl and swirl, becoming something else entirely. A blanket becomes a bird, a woman's flowing tresses grow into a pair of pack animals trudging across the desert. Rare and inspiring, all of it.