hiking alone at night over frozen snow.  when i reach my destination (a place where the starlight makes the snow glow blue-white) i look up to see the star in a moonless sky.  i find it easily, burning much brighter than any other star. i see it oscillating up there and remember my history lesson. […]

in a house, staring out the window at the most beautiful trees i have ever seen.  fire trees.  they look like living menorahs (with 5 flames instead of 7).  each flame, a huge orange-to-yellow leaf standing on end and glowing in the setting sun.  i ask john how he could ever live anywhere else, this […]

talking to a friend in my living room while my husband dries off after a shower in the bathroom.  i need to get something in there so i squeeze past him as he’s wrapping the towel around his waist, reach for the item and return to the living room without shutting the door.  i wonder […]