You can’t have a light without a dark to stick in it.
~ Arlo Guthrie
The plan was to write about how wonderful the light is here on the Eastern Shore, especially when it’s combined with humidity, but as I sat here staring out the window and thinking about how to start this post, I saw my first wild turkey. I sometimes think I have one of the best views in the world right outside the window to the right of my desk.
I’ve seen storm clouds roll in, the pinks and purples of sunset, the wind dancing in the trees and shrubs, birds of all kinds (many of whom I have not yet identified), rabbits, deer, snakes, and now a wild turkey. It’s much better than television, if you ask me.
Light gives of itself freely, filling all available space. It does not seek anything in return; it asks not whether you are friend or foe. It gives of itself and is not thereby diminished.
~ Michael Strassfeld
I am not a fan of heat and humidity, as you probably know. Tropical Storm Andrea brought both, and the air is thick. At sunrise and sunset, this creates some amazing light.
It was one of those humid days when the atmosphere gets confused. Sitting on the porch, you could feel it: the air wishing it was water.
~ Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex
It was foggy this morning. I was supposed to show you that, too, but I’m still caught up in yesterday’s sunset when M and I sat on the deck watching the sparkle and shimmer of the light in the grasses and behind the trees. The shadows and silhouettes joined the dance, providing contrast and relief. All that light can be blinding. Sometimes the eyes need to rest in the shadows.
It would not be too difficult to imagine that there were elves and fairies out there, too.
That’s about it from the Wabi-Sabi Ranch for this hot and humid Sunday. I hope your weekend was sprinkled with light and shadows, play and pauses.
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂