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Sunday Morning November 26, 2007

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature, Uncategorized.
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9am Sunday, 11/24. Weather fair; clear skies, a light breeze. Temperature 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Heading steeply uphill on foot in a mixed deciduous forest. Ears, nose, cheeks, lips tingling in a tug-of-war, heat production v. heat loss, work them.  Move them. Enlist them. They’re your body parts, and you’ve committed them.

They arrive at the top, a plateau, an open forest of beech and boulders and the rare white light of a clear late November morning.

You brought them here to see this, this stillness, Nature in repose. Forests laying low, waiting for snow, waiting for Spring.

The faint drone of a distant airplane disappears as you move, parting a path in the deep tan leaves. The dry rustle assumes a cadence as you walk, passing the silent sentinels of the past

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This is why you don’t have a good job in the city. This is why you live here.

This is your life.

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1. sherry - November 26, 2007

and it’s a great one.

2. DCup - November 26, 2007

It’s worth it, don’t you think?

3. littlebangtheory - November 26, 2007

Yup. 😉

4. Spartacus - November 29, 2007

Got any room for a don’t-wannabe systems auditor? I promise to make a small footprint in the landfill.

5. littlebangtheory - November 29, 2007

C’mon in dude, the leaves are fine!

6. bluecigs review - August 26, 2014

Wonderful blog! Do you have any tips and hints for aspiring writers?

I’m planning to start my own site soon but I’m a little lost on everything.

Would you propose starting with a free platform like WordPress or
go for a paid option? There are so many options out there that
I’m completely overwhelmed .. Any ideas? Many thanks!

7. littlebangtheory - August 27, 2014

bcr, welcome to my dead blog! Sorry you’re late to the party, I haven’t written here in a couple of years…

I highly recommend WordPress, it was perfectly adequate for posting my writing and photographs, and free… what could be better??? 🙂

If you aspire to write, WRITE! I try to put my readers as deeply into my writing as I can, or perhaps to put my writing as deeply into my readers as they’ll let me. I feel most successful at it when I successfully blur the boundary between me and you and the world outside of us.

Having said that, I have to confess that I’m no longer literate, I can neither write nor read anything of substance or import.

May you have more success (or at least a longer run) than I did!


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