Sun & Fun

“Yes, the newspapers were right: snow was general all over Ireland.”

– James Joyce, The Dead

Not so here in Florida. Yesterday I went out in the dark to the Sunshine Skyway Bridge to watch the sun come up.

Kiteboarders were already out skimming across Tampa Bay.

One guy – and, oddly enough, all the surfers seemed to be over 40 – raced a freighter to the bridge…

… and won!

Then I drove across the bridge to the South side. No snow there either.

(But reports say it’s “possible” in the next few days.)

🙂 🙂 🙂





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Icarus flew East,

skyway surfer

Icarus flew West,

skyway kite surfer

Icarus flew over the cuckoo’s nest.

lost in space

🙂 🙂 🙂

But, alas, Icarus was not content merely to float above bridges and mingle with the birds; his unbridled aspirations led him to the fatal mistake of venturing too close to the sun.

Icarus too close to sun

😦 😦 😦

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