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Friday, December 2, 2011


Five Things Friday (The Long Walk Home)
We woke early.
I dressed in wool and double mittens, filled a thermos with coffee; he wolfed down breakfast and waited for his collar.  The sky was that sort of surreal thing, full specific shapes I could not name that filled the air just above the earth.  I felt damp on my cheeks, numb on my fingers, the anticipation of sun.  I found too many stones; my pockets nearly ripped at the seams.  He ran like a beast, snorting two trails of steam in broad circles around me.  I asked him to look for antlers in the tall grass lining the river banks.  He slobbered my jeans.  The sun broke free of the forested hills and suddenly the world was crystalline.
We breathed hard together, running down muddy banks and over the remains of redwood giants.  The light nearly blinded me, but I felt no fear.
My feet were steady.
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Here's to our Friday,
I hope yours has been filled with light!
~ Umber ~


Joyful said...

Beautiful morning. Beautiful photos :-)

prairiegirl said...

you are like the redwoods,
strong and sturdy,
and much needed in this world.
coffee, rocks, canine companion,
a run in the sun... what more could a girl want?
your lovely pictures say peace.

nancycreations said...

Those photos totally are wonderful. I love them you are so gifted an artist. They just lifted a very tired lady thank you so much nancy

Sierra Keylin Jewelry said...

I love the light in these photos!!! Oh, and what the what is going on with whatever fabulous top/collar aparatus you've got going on? Is it a sweater? Is it a snappy scarf? Whatever it is, it is FABU...and so are you!

pencilfox said...

i love who you are.
i love the smile in the crinkles at the corners of your eyes....

Cat said...

Lots os Love and Light my freind
lots of Love and Light

Snailentina said...

Morning light is so worth waking up early for, and... I'm not a morning person, but if I lived close to the ocean I'd stalk it day and night.

Nichole said...

Beautiful. I'm grateful for your posts, thank you.

UmberDove said...

I LOVE that I can share this with you.

And I love that pup.

Desiree Fawn said...

Gorgeous <3

Sunny Rising Leather said...

You are one of my favorite people here on earth.