Tuesday, August 17, 2010

3. Light

Originally posted February 25th, 2008.

In the attic, where it takes so long to reach. But you can still see the dust dancing in the sunlight -- the sun is still taller than the windows.

At night, sneaking outside to smoke in the corn. The yard is lit by the moon and the stars. The sky is a dark blue-black and everything around you is clearer than it really should be, but slower too.

At dawn or dusk, when the red is far off and either leaving you behind or coming to find you.

The sunlight in spring that brings the breeze with it.

The sunlight in winter that eventually reaches you, but keeps its distance.

The sun at your back that makes your shadow a giant, walking ahead of you.

Be aware of the quality of light in your place, bright and easy to see or low-lit and dark.

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