February 8th 2016

 

Today is the Chinese New Year. 1966 was the year of the Fire Horse. I was born at Midnight. Asked whether I should be born on the 7th or 8th, the answer was: Always look forward.
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It begins to snow tonight.

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I recall nights like these when I was a teenager. The night was so dark that I couldn’t see the road, neighboring fields, or even my own hand. I learned to follow the road by following the elevated middle. If I stepped too far to the right or left, I could feel the grade descending to the ditch. If there was just a little light, I walked looking at the branches overhead. I followed the narrow roadway of stars made by the road’s passage between the trees.

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wind—
····into and out of the steetlights’
········blizzard

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Tonight is just as dark but for the further street lights. The snow is felt on the skin, but only seen in the blizzard beneath the streetlights.

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94 February 8th 2016 | bottlecap

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