Yet again, I scored big time at the wonderful Berkeley Public Library bookstore: Coleman Barks' "essential" Rumi translations in hardcover for $3.00, Wislawa Szymborska's "nonrequired reading" a collection of prose pieces for $4.00, Czeslaw Miloz's great anthology "A Book of Luminous Things" in paperback for $2.00
Did a late morning run in the Berkeley hills. About four or five miles. Young people running, people hiking and carefully taking photographs of flowers. Off in the distance, below us, the cityscape of Oakland and beyond that--the ocean.
Always happier when I run.
Went to RSF for a weight workout. Had lunch at the Musical Offering where the gorgeous and gracious Jennifer was behind the counter--showing a new employee the routine.
Warm day of mid-Summer.
The glow of completing Western States for the 13th time is fading away; becoming a mere memory.
Sad but inevitable.