your writings for the river are wonderful--full of vivid images. "squelch and suck" and the spacing of "m" "u" "d" make me feel for the poor owner of the shoe. glad to have had the chance to read what you've written.
Hey jj - Thanks a lot for your encouraging words. The 'vivid images' just seem to come to me out of the blue... Fascinated to see that you live in Japan. It's one of the places I'd most love to visit! What a culture, such an intriguing mix of the old and the new. Thanks again, Hussam