Monthly Archives: September 2008

The Hawk

Gifts come quickly in the time of turning between summer and autumn. One dreamlike afternoon last week, I was sitting sewing under a maple and staring vaguely across the clearing at mauve, amethyst and pink asters, alive with many kinds … Continue reading

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First Frost

These are the mornings to remember in winter. In the stillness of the clear night, frost came down for the first time, leaving the roadside grasses hoary. Now,as if in a dream, I’m walking towards the rising sun with the … Continue reading

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Nothing Special

I stopped traffic the first time I heard the haunting cries of wild geese. It was autumn,  I had moved to a northern city, and I was driving up a steep hill when I caught the urgent calls through my … Continue reading

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The Oak Door Knocker

Early in our long, anxious search for a place where we could live out the rest of our days in content after we left Foley Mountain, we began buying and making small presents for the as-yet unknown new home. Shuffling … Continue reading

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