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Questions, no answers

It's 8 p.m., the sun has settled comfortably behind the hills, and I'm trying to figure out what color the cloudless sky is. Gray? Blue? Indigo? Some combination of two? Three?

As I swivel my neck to stare at the sky, the ringing of crickets fills the air. Their music is steady, but other voices sound a start/stop/start/stop song a half-tone lower than the crickets. I wonder if I'm hearing toads. Do toads sing?

I wait for Deneb to emerge into the softly insistent darkness. As for my questions about colors and songs, I'm content not to know the answers.



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Sep. 5th, 2013 01:25 am (UTC)
Just the right number of words.
This is just as stunning as your "Way Bigger" post.. You've captured a feeling that's somewhere between pensiveness and contentment.
Sep. 5th, 2013 02:22 am (UTC)
Re: Just the right number of words.
Thanks! I'm just trying to write *something* each day, trying to capture a little moment or a little feeling as opposed to cranking out 500 words about something. With course essays starting to roll in, the time for "big writing" is scarce, at best.
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