i found some old sketchbooks and paging through them, i was taken back in time to the person i was and the things i was thinking about. there are no dates, and many are lists of ideas and scribbled notes and passages with no attribution or context. not wanting to lose them, i thought i'd enter them here periodically so that i have them all in one place.
below is a scribbled note from a page with a clipping of a spring bulb. i now remember that after reading this somewhere, i planted this lily in our garden when we lived in seattle.
"look inside the cup of a mariposa lily and see an animated scene – a small army of insects...tiny beetles – that suggests a rococo design."