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Imagine this post–in honor of April 1, ie, the start of the second month of the year (?…explanation later)–assembled like the films done on the streets, buildings, and parks in the land areas surrounding the sixth boro:  directors lead camera crews to gather countless short snippets, some a second or two long, into a reality with or without resemblance to the calendared and salaried world.  So here goes a movie, silent of course . . .

The trip up Rondout Creek began without incident; from the waterside we documented no flora or fauna but technologica like Gowanus Bay andaatugsgb

Spooky Boat facing down both Petersburg and Hackensack.  When we landed to foto from the shore, camera-bearing guardians

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surprised us as we attempted to decipher the decals,  thunderclouds, and underlying paint.  We fled

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and pursuit ensued.  (We need a chase scene.)

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When eventually cornered, we learned that we had misunderstood a reception intended to be friendly.  That led to an invite to visit Cornell

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and  smaller vessel that incorporated a novel steering system controlled by finger pointing that signaled  return to

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the mouth of the creek where the lighthouse stood

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and beyond which the fog shrouded in mystery;

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modern aids to navigation gave way to

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more primitive but equally effective ones, and time

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regressed, first by smaller increments and then

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with one long barbaric yawp, we found ourselves back almost 400 years or so, from where Henry will be channeling again soon.

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Hope you enjoyed the movie.  Happy April 1.  Top seven fotos by Bowsprite.  The rest, by Will Van Dorp.

The calendar . . . counting back using the names we still use like December (tenth), November (ninth),  October (eighth) and September (seventh)… we get to the Roman calendar with March as the first month.

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