Friday, July 27, 2012


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.


Bear Tracks

Buried Dog Nose

  The State of Oklahoma?


Totem Pole


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:

A Rat!


  1. Wow Chrlotte, a wonderful piece of writing, and I am glad you are safe. Angles of light, makes me think of a conversation we had during our last visit about how absolute we can be because we said one thing, or one thing was said to us. But the angles of light do change, to show us another detail. XO

    1. Thanks Stephanie, what an interesting comment...never thought about it like that, but yeah, in terms of what we were talking about, another way of seeing something (even after one is convinced they're right!)