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2012-12-26 - 5:23 p.m.

that thing i thought would wreck me

i pulled on my blaze orange hat and went out for a long walk. overhead, a line of wild geese called against a flat grey sky. there was still a little bit of snow on the ground, and the air smelled like more snow on the way.

because no one was waiting for me, i climbed up one side of a puddingstone boulder and down the other.

* * *


reading: a book about snakes.
listening to: my brother's shearwater albums.
working on: a green sock.
in the garden: out back in the snow, there are brussels sprouts and chard and kale. after i moved out of my parents' house, it was years before i could eat kale again - for so long, it was our only winter green.


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