A hot pink dawn over the river this morning only lasted about thirty seconds, but highly intense. Some perceptions have to be caught on the fly, others can be savored. Perception is neutral, a register of input, to borrow an ugly term from electronics. It's what one makes of the input--the phenomenological spark--that creates a meaning. I don't know how. (Weather & atmospheric phenomena continue to be my master metaphors.) Light from the sun shining across the river / taste of the first sip of coffee. The adventure of what happens. Note: First thing in the mornings, while Carole is making coffee, I often have the feeling that the various systems & subsystems of my body are coordinating with each other & coming into coherent functioning. That's what's supposed to happen. It's bad news when "systems" are glitchy, but that has not been happening so much recently. Things going relatively smoothly--I almost said "booting up," demonstrating how hard it can be to keep domains of metaphor separate, though I think it's important to be able to do so.