the nymph of balch pond

the nymph of balch pond
the nymph of balch pond

I have meant what I have done. Or – I have often meant what I have done. Or – I have sometimes meant what I have done. Or – I have tried to mean what I was doing. (Jasper Johns) I confess here and now – when I was bobbing around in a canoe back in the summer of 1998, circling my prey again and again, I didn’t know that this was what I meant until today, October 19, 2010.

miyako, san francisco 1978

miyako tadenuma, san francisco, ca 1978
miyako-san francisco, ca 1978

richard pelletier https://www.snappysan.com

Miyako came to San Francisco in the 1970’s as part of a wave of Japanese women who were emigrating to the States. Many of them, like Miyako, signed up for secretarial school only to find out that the secretarial school was, to a large extent, a sham. Miyako and I lived together for four years – at Alamo Square in San Francisco and then for a period in Oakland.