Finding warmth and respite from winter

Published 2:42pm Friday, February 8, 2013

“The snow falls, picks itself up, dusts itself off

a sparrow flying like a leaf back up to its tree

The future does a backbend toward you, it’s

what you can almost see, scrimmed

in the clouds which crowd the sky, elbowing, laughing.”

~ excerpt from “Survey:
Phototropes” by Eleni Sikélianòs

February pushes on, and I’m hopeful for a much-needed respite from winter at Folly Beach if friends haul me along for the ride.

If I go, paints and canvas will come along as well. That spoiled River dog won’t know what to do if I take off without him in tow, but he’ll be checked on. One thing Saluda has is dog lovers! That says something about the size of hearts in this community, indeed.

Calling all writers, poets, playwrights, musicians and performers of all sorts: today, Feb. 8, come to the Upstairs Artspace, 49 S. Trade Street in Tryon for another fantastic open stage evening starting at 7 p.m. Sign-up starts at 6:30 p.m. Everybody gets up to 10 minutes to do their thing, and the audience is always appreciative and encouraging. Free and open to the public; donations welcome!

The Historic Saluda Committee (HSC) and Oral History Committee meets today, Feb. 8 from 2-4 p.m. at Saluda Library; all are invited.

Feb. 8 at 4 p.m. the Saluda Community Library will honor Black History Month with a BrightStar Children’s Theatre production of “George Washington Carver & Friends.”

At Saluda Center you can learn more about “Introduction to Holistic Medicine Part III” presented by Nancy Shatto, N.P. from Saluda Medical Center, Feb. 13, 1-2 p.m. All welcome.

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