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  • Dali may have melted his clocks, but today I am just finding them pleasantly hidden away. They are the harbingers (what a word, I have been waiting 42 years to use that word in a sentence) of the life of regiment, one I have pushed aside for the last two months, and maybe 10 to come.

    Sure I have to know when I am supposed to show up for a dinner to arrive art a friend's house. And yes, I have a plane to catch to return home. But on the grand scale of time... I am swimming in it. Much more so that Burgess Meredith stumbling around in the Twilight Zone.

    And what a better day in The City to be free of those constraints, to wander. Will I go down to see the Big Lady? Maybe just wander through Chinatown? Do the walk on the High Line? Or maybe this is the day to chase down the past, and find the Ear Inn on Spring Street, where we hung out that summer in the 1980s when I was an intern.

    Can this paucity of responsibility be even more savory? Look at that sky!

    Keep those clocks hidden away, I have no use fo their constant nagging and ticking away of my moments.

    I am using Cowbird to share the story of a 15,000 mile road odyssey I took in 2011, which started with me quitting my job in March and setting out in June for a loop around the US and Canada. It's less of a day by day narrative and more of an attempt to tell a story of the story, with some amounts of imagined bits that emerge on looking at the media from the trip, including the more than 1400 images, videos, and audio files collected in my digital time capsule, the Storybox.
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