Last week, driving home, I almost got into an accident. The late afternoon sun was so blindingly bright I had to squint to see. Ahead of me, the freeway looked like it had split in two and a giant fissure lay in my path. I swerved out of the way, but when I looked down, it was only a small crack in the road. The oblique angle of the sun made that depression look momentous, but really, it was a small nothing. But a small nothing, in this light, is something you suddenly see.
The State of Oklahoma?
A friend from my Art Center class brought me this last night. I looked at it and wasn't quite sure what it was. But it fit the description: something small, otherwise over-looked, found in the bright sunlight: