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  • [es-pree de less-ka/-iay] (idiom) A witty remark that occurs to you too late, literally on the way down the stairs. The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations defines esprit de l'escalier as, "An untranslatable phrase, the meaning of which is that one only thinks on one's way downstairs of the smart retort one might have made in the drawing room."


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November 06, 2007


Isn't it weird how November came and all of a sudden it was totally Novembery? That quick chill that cuts right through you and all of a sudden you see more branches than leaves? I just really noticed it this year. Probably because we had such a summery fall.

But, that's ok. It's got me thinking of pumpkin pie and turkey roasting in the oven. Nothin' wrong with that...

thank you, Claire. Hope you are well:-)

BG - I completely agree with you. Yesterday I also noticed that all of the corn fields were cut - and suddenly round hay bales had sprung up in fields. Truly the end of the colorful part of fall.

Maryam - good luck! I hope you're well, too. :)

Le Sigh.

Although the morning light is appreciated, the afternoon, "get me the hell out of my office" doldrums are way worse now that I see the sun set at 4:30.

I'll vote the shit out of the 2007 Weblog awards, you awesome, bloggy people.

I can never decide if I like the fall time change or not. On one hand, lighter earlier (but not for long, I'm afraid). On the other? Darker earlier. I'm actually in favor of changing the earth's pattern of revolving around the sun so that I always have sun from 7 - 7.

I guess I could just move to the equator or something, but I like Portland. Land of the Dark.

Claire, I'm long overdue thanking you here. Your endorsement means a lot.
I admit, too, I've not kept up with your beautiful writing and photography and overall sense of life as much as I wish. But I can always go back. The promise of catching up with you feels like a long awaited reward.

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