Category: on Nature
Cat Scan 3:00 a.m.
Upon rising after three hours of sleep to sun streaming through crystallized trees in a tinsel-like forest, the late night trip to the Emergency Room seemed like a dream. When our eight-year old woke just after midnight with a throbbing headache followed by vomiting, we were scared. He had fallen at the ice skating rink that afternoon…
The dock is dry today, the pond liquid, reflecting one patch of blue sky, with tufted clouds of cotton. I approach the water from a luring hillside path, deep with leaves, like an alpine slide, pouring crunchy autumn into silky summer. Kelly Salasin, October 2009, VT