Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Driving home with me just now

Did you see it? We turned onto the hilly farm-road that takes us home and as we crested the first swell in the road, there was the full moon sitting exactly on the horizon like a plate balanced on its rim, organdy-yellow with imperfections dabbled into it and big. Too big really. Scientific-minded people have told me more than once why it looks so much bigger when it's right at the horizon, but I always forget.

As we sweep down the hill, the moon touches down with us; when we come back and over, it glides up and over. And we go on like this through several cornfields, the enormous glowing moon bouncing off the black treelines. Sometimes it peeks through branches. It swings out from behind the silo. Aren't things beautiful sometimes?

And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.

And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.


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