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The First of March, part 2

It is possible to cultivate a silence so entire that you can hear snow fall. Upon itself it is silent, but as it strikes shoulder or tree or brier your ear can pick up its faint rustling: a sound of … Continue reading

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The First of March

For weeks we had looked to the first of March as a transition point, the day that would move us from the month of most syllables and letters to a month of a single sound in our mouths, a month … Continue reading

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Stalking Fox

A fresh snowfall had frosted our woods like a cake, smoothing all the furrows and swiping flat the pocked divots made from previous animal walks. My prints, broad and flat boot tracks, were the first the indent the surface. Soon, … Continue reading

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Snowy Transfiguration

Today I woke to a brightness outside my window, created by the snow that had fallen, and was still falling, during the night. I flicked on the porch light and suddenly the flakes falling were illuminated, slow, steady clots falling … Continue reading

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Eyes that See, or Matthew 13:16

It is a cold winter day in January. I am late picking up the girls again, another straggling student in my office, so I have to go inside to retrieve them, into the principal’s office where they will be sitting … Continue reading

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