Neighborhood Rhythms–Then and Now



I’ve been down swinging in the hammock, listening to the neighborbood sounds and talking to my friends Marti and Patty on the phone and writing to Forgottenman on Skype. This was part of our conversation:

Judy: Lots of bats flying around right now..soaring around in droves.some poor doggie howling and howling a distance away glad my two haven’t joined in. Frogs, katydids and rainbirds making a din—plus some drummer down below. Rainbirds just started up again LOUD….have you ever heard them?

That led him to send me these two links:

Judy: Both of those sound just like what I’m experiencing now.. Right down to the music coming from across the street. I think you should reblog those. So nostalgic. Wish you were here doing the same now.

What he describes in them is exactly what I’ve been experiencing for the past hour or so, so I decided to reblog his pieces. It is now fully dark after a long lovely sundown and leg and foot cramps ousted me from the hammock so I’m about to go in for a swim. Hope you will enjoy Forgottenman’s eight year old posts as I did. The world doesn’t change that much after all, except for the fact that I’m the one in the hammock now.

Just click on the links above to see what he had to say way back when.

16 thoughts on “Neighborhood Rhythms–Then and Now

    1. lifelessons Post author

      It is a recipe from Like Water for Chocolate. The original was quail in rose petal sauce and that is what Agustin originally made, but there was so little flesh on the quail that people complained, so he switched to chicken.

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      1. koolkosherkitchen

        Thank you so very much – it is entirely doable; all I have to do is to find prickly pears, but I might use raspberries. We get rose water (and rose jam) from the kosher stores. Quail is also usually available in kosher stores, as well as quail eggs which I use to top Ikura rolls. I do know the story, but forgot the recipe.


        1. lifelessons Post author

          Oops… hadn’t read this one when I asked if you were going to prepare the recipe. Surely someone in Florida has prickly pear cactus. They are called nopales here. Wish I could send you some. You must chronicle your process if you do make it.

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  1. Glenda M Roman

    Is there is anything better than this: two lover/loving poets caring enough to to deeply listen beyond themselves, then pass on the sweet bliss of just-being-ness.

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