cold. it’s really cold. i email everyone, tell them coat, scarf, hat, gloves. it’s southern california, so it’s necessary to suggest to students what to wear on a fieldtrip when it’s unusually cold. but clear too. beautifully clear following the beautiful and necessary rains . . .
we meet at indian rock. stare at the latest blue graffiti desecrating the rock. the entire front surface of the rock is defaced, the bright blue lines crossing over the diamond designs painted by a young girl hundreds of years ago during her coming of age ceremony. the bright blue lines belie the heartbreaking fact that they cover something the taggers don’t understand. if they did, they might understand the necessity not to destroy the pictographs. serious graffiti artists know how little their own work is respected . . .

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