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Transneptune

beyond the Kuiper Belt, over the sea

Echo

September 12th, 2010 by Kit

Today, I was staring blankly at Information Structuring in Papago Narrative Discourse (Payne 1987), and getting nowhere. Ever alert and ever insightful, Allison suggested we go for a walk, and get out of the house.

And what a walk! We went up the Wonderland Creek Trail (how perfect for her, right?) where she’s been going for runs lately, and saw the hordes of grasshoppers bouncing around the tall grass. We walked along the creek under the shade of the trees, and it felt perfect. I am glad to have water like that so close.fantastic

But the best was yet to come. On the way back, we went through a tunnel that the creek and the path take under the road. And there, we found the echo. The perfect, amazing echo. We sang Foggy Dew and then I sang Patriot Game, and Allie observed that, given the melodic structure of the song and the strength and timing of the echo, I was accompanying myself. It was just what I needed.

Now, about that information structuring in Tohono O’odham (“Papago” being not the right name).

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  • barb peterson

    Hi love-
    Sounds utterly fantastic !

  • Mair

    I was just telling someone here about the Canadian embassy in DC and the ability to harmonize with one’s self…..how top terrific to have found such a place in Boulder. I can almost hear you in my head. Happy.