January 7th 2016

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winter—
····the earth’s shadow moving across
············the stars

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Usually my work is to the east and my drive home is westerly. In winter, when the sunrise is late and the sunset early, I see both, the road ahead and a beautiful sky.

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62: January 1st 2016 | bottlecap

2 responses

  1. Up here in the Northeast Kingdom, I almost always (in winter, anyway) have the pre-dawn moon (& this past week, Venus and Saturn) staring down on me over my left shoulder. My commute, from Barton to Hardwick, is only about 23 miles, but I have Rte 16 all to myself most days so I feel like I own the universe. I’m really glad I found your blog!

    • I remember driving home one night, on 132 along the Pompy, and seeing the Moon, Venus, Mars and Saturn hanging like pendants from the moon. Incredible. I called up my kids to run out and look before I got home. So many roads follow brooks and rivers in Vermont that we get spoiled. One of my favorite drives is Route 100 — anywhere. Lately I’ve been driving south on 100 from Route 4. There’s always something beautiful at every stretch — homes tucked tightly against the slope of a mountain, lakes, one after another, and then a climb out of the meandering valley and a vista that overlooks miles and miles of forests, mountains, ski slopes and villages. I know exactly what you mean by owning the universe. I really take pleasure in driving, even in to and from work, and now that I’m getting old(er), I drive the speed limit or less and let others pass me.

      And hey Ron, take a look at this Sonnet I wrote a little while ago. Fellow Vermonter that you are, I think you’ll appreciate it.

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