We’re almost into April,
but before we leave this month behind I want to mention
the waters of March –
They have been plentiful
here in the Pacific Northwest – in fact,
Many of you have heard about the mudslide in Oso, Washington
which has claimed
24 lives, and counting.
Some people will probably never be recovered –
the waters of March
having swept them away.
Images from past years,
I heard one of my favorite songs on the local jazz station today –
Susannah McCorkle’s rendition of Jobim’s “The Waters of March.”
Susannah was a musician’s musician, known for her sensitivity and her exacting work ethic.
For many years she sang in Manhattan,
and one spring day
she jumped out of her window there
and killed herself.
We can talk about despair, suicide,
But maybe it’s best to
do the talking:
A good article about her was published in New York Magazine, if you are curious about her life.
Stream – Washington Arboretum, Seattle, March, 2013
Icy Branch – Long Island, NY, March, 2010
Sandy Beach – Topsail Island, NC, March, 2009
Rocky Beach – Camano Island, WA, March, 2013
City Street – Manhattan, NY, February, 2011
Desert Reflection – Joshua Tree National Park, CA, March 2014