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I experienced just this today – in an avenue near Shinjuku in Tokyo! As Kaz and I emerged from our hotel into the blinding sun and crackling leaves, a vortex of downdraft, no doubt compressed between skyscrapers, took the fallen leaves of the street and turned them into a cavorting stream in midair! I wanted to ride their brown-and-gold dipper. The wind I saw was shaped like the two letters zeta and phi.
Thanks for your lively, encouraging comments on so many posts elsewhere.
Thanks! Tito, that’s beautiful! When I tried to describe “the shape of the wind” I saw, it looked like a series of elbows or check-marks– so prosaic! So I decided to quit while I was ahead. A dipper! Zeta and phi! Gorgeous.
great stuff! nice kire (cut). i love the relationship between the wind and the leaves. the shape of the wind through the shape of the swirling leaves. and what shape is it? whatever shape the reader wishes to conjure.