"These are the stories the dogs tell, when the fire
burns high and the wind is from the north"
by Clifford Simak
A quick stop in Vancouver, which means the Sylvia Hotel on
English Bay, and dogs on the seawall,
and gulls on rocks
rocks without gulls,
the mysteries of the deep, Cthulhu?
"There is mystery here, but a soft, sure mystery that is
understood and only remains a mystery because I want
it so. The mystery of the nighthawk against a darkening sky,
the puzzle of the firefly along the lilac hedge."
from Time and Again