memory walk

Brilliant Jupiter hangs in the west.

A quiet morning walk. Orion is up. Mars is red between the red giants Aldebaran and Betelgeuse. To set your eyes on them is to get your bearings. To realize the biggest and fastest is only because it’s closest. An optical illusion.

Orion, Taurus, Pleiades, Mars and four satellites.

The cemetery is dark. I know my way around. The tourists still haven’t blocked Mom and Dad’s view. They used to dig the graves here, a chore given to them by my Grandfather, for extra money after the war. They will be the last of us buried here. Lake view even for the dead has skyrocketed.

It’s an easy walk under the stars.

6 thoughts on “memory walk

    1. underswansea

      Thank you Carol! I often think how you are doing, and I hope it is well. Take care. Hopefully the squirrels will leave some sunflower seeds for the winter chickadees.

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      1. Carol A. Hand

        Ah, the squirrels (and maybe raccoons) harvested the sunflower and corn seeds from their gardens a long time ago. I guess I’ll have to feed the chickadees once the grackles and red wing black birds head south.

        I just made the half-way point in the book manuscript today – 24 chapters, about 250 pages without counting the endnotes. It’s meant a lot of extra work checking facts and explaining things my readers don’t understand, but it’s actually something I enjoy doing. I’ve seen so many new connections and insights I missed in the past. Despite a lot of sometimes academic stuff, it still reads like a story for the most part. Teaching and blogging made it hard to keep the flow going. Let me know if you ever want to read it… 💜


      2. underswansea

        Hi Carol, it is great to hear from you. I am happy your book is progressing. I would love to read it. Also, if you are looking for publishers, look to Canada. Take care.

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  1. mountaincoward

    Great photos. I giggled a bit about your parents being buried in sight of the view as I planned that for my parents – looking at the village crag on the moors. Mind you, that made it north-facing and I wondered if they’d prefer the not as good view and the southern aspect for the sun!


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