• Whether the pitcher hits the rock, or the rock hits the pitcher, it's going to be pretty bad for the pitcher. - Sancho Panza, in Don Quixote

Friday, January 9, 2009

January brings moments that give you hope for spring

Today's moment came as the sun lies low in the afternoon sky, so that shadows fall across the buildings but the bare limbs of tall trees glow orange against the white-blue sky. The day had warmed enough that I needed only a good sweater, and the breeze blew away the chill hiding in the shadows. That was wedge enough to open time and bring a moment from Spring into the middle of a winter afternoon. I will spend the next six weeks waiting for another.