You take me where you go!! … “My eyes hungry for any bit of inspiration, and here they come. Mama and her brood, little ones scooching behind her. Heaviness lifts for a moment as I watch them swim away. – Rebecca Solnit wasn’t telling me anything that I hadn’t known. “In the experience of walking, each step is a thought. You can’t escape yourself.”
4:25 am. I’m out the door. Dark Sky app recap: 74° F, 100% humidity, cloud cover 89%.
It’s dark. A wafer thin haze hangs below the street lamps.
A firefly flickers, gets caught up in a light wind gust, and disappears. And at that moment, unexplainable so, I felt Small, Little, against the backdrop of the World. This flickering, illuminating, little miracle. “What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.” (Crowfoot, the Blackfoot warrior, 1890)
Me and Crowfoot? Crowfoot and me? Crowfoot and I? Oh, for God Sake, let it go.
Same route. 5-mile loop. Since May 5th, daily, without interruption. Same camera bag sling, slung over my right shoulder, camera affixed with strap to…
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