To all my dearest friends who send me such wonderful pictures of my hometown which I miss so much... this is for you. Yes, Keep Portland Beautifully Weird!"
Thank you for the streets of downtown with the yellow and red and orange leaves crumbling under foot.
Thank you for the crisp sidewalks of Sellwood, wet moss on stones in the shade, wood porches with swinging screen doors, running after the mailman just to say..."Morning, Sam!"
Thank you for the exploding fireworks of Beaverton and all the old friends and students once there that still write.
Thank you for drives to work in the misty morning, warming up car heaters in the shivering cold cab, wrapping fingers around warm coffee mugs huddled together. There was a deer walking through here yesterday, where is she today?
Thank you for endless afternoons of sky gazing toward cerulean possibilities... the autumn we carry within.
I miss Portland. Thank you so much for these pictures. You have no idea how much I needed to see these.