dreaming in the shadows of the Sleeping Maiden

Mt. Tamalpais, September 14, 2012

Mt. Tam glimpsed from the Larkspur-Corte Madera path

Four in the afternoon. Albeit a Friday afternoon. The path empty as far as the camera can see. The mountain dwarfed by so much absence. Many minutes go by before groups of people show up in clusters and then disappear again. Some whiz by on bikes. Others amble with leashed dogs that sniff around the bushes and rocks. Much later still, high school students out on a training run. One boy, with feet reluctant to leave the ground, brings up the line. He is out of breath and his eyes are fixed to the patch of path he covers with each belabored running step. And the mountain is behind him – far, far out of sight.



  1. September 14, 2012

    Looks idyllic.

    • September 16, 2012


      Thanks. There are stretches of time during which this suburban stretch takes an a bucolic aura. But just a few hundred feet from where I stood is our local DMV and a high density project in proposal, and the freeway, and lots of traffic.

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