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Friday
June 17, 2011

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On one of the longest days of the year it's only appropriate to take an
extended lunchbreak. We pretend it's Spain, minus siesta, carve time
out of the workday to live and breathe. We roll two cigarettes, walk two
blocks to the water. The tide's way out. We clamber onto barnacled jetty,
kept company by two fat gulls. A falcon swoops over the water. It was
good to see the Sound so alive. The longer we sat, the more we saw: sea
snail
, large school of small fish, a pair of camouflaged flounder creeping
the bottom, a big crab feeding its way over the boulders, a darting eel,
and a man and dog out for a walk. This time it's the man wears the leash.

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