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Month: October 2013

A Glimpse of the Web

It’s easy to get lost in one way of looking at things.

It’s easy to get caught up in one version of ‘reality’: work, money, bills.

It’s easy to get lost in the snowstorm of things-to-be-done that swirls, endlessly, in the material world.

Luckily, there are things that lurk quietly to remind us.

A fragment of a song, the lines of a poem, a stranger’s sudden smile. Continue reading

The Dissolution of Light

Driving to work, I feel the firmness of the wheel beneath my fingers. My foot keeps a steady pressure on the gas. I’m driving along narrow country lanes, quiet with occasional, sudden hazards of animals and tractors and oil tankers filling the road. You can’t afford to go too fast. You can’t afford not to pay attention.

The morning is tempting me otherwise. The morning is all pastel streaks, the cloud shifting and moving, throwing mauves, gold, purples across the Galloway sky. The sky is filling me. I feel the sky. Continue reading

swallows’ silence the autumn moon

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