“Chasing the last light of day. The beach is a grey, curve along the bottom of the photo. The, horizon a razor-
thin, ruler-straight line through the middle, dividing sky from sea. A sea-gull, a flying parenthesis, balances between the two worlds.”
For this final
Ten Things of Thankful
of 2018 I am thankful for Clark’s description of the ocean.
I am thankful for the places I visited this year, whether it was British Columbia or Orlando, Florida. And don’t forget Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island in the late summer/last of summer/fall.
I am thankful for another concert that made me happy and that I could introduce a friend to the live musical show experience for the first time.
I’m thankful for a good night for driving to said concert and for the warm Starbucks, while we waited for the show to start, including the delicious creme brulee latte with whipped cream and hardened, sugared pieces on top.
I am thankful for my lights and my soft needled tree and for audio description for figure skating, now that I see less light and hardly see what’s on my television screen anymore.
I’m thankful for the new people to come into my life this year and for the chance to meet (in person) a few friends from the Internet.
I don’t know where this TToT will go in 2019 and so I am thankful for all that my 2018 has been.
Hoping for some snow for Christmas.
“But last night the snow came . . . . enough to transﬁigure and beautify, but not enough to spoil the walking; and it did not drift, but just fell softly and lightly, doing its wonder-work in the mirk of a December night. This morning, when I awakened and saw the world in the sunlight, I had a vision of woodland solitudes of snow, arcades picked out in pearl and silver, long ﬂoors of untrodden marble, whence spring the cathedral columns of the pines.”
L.M. Montgomery The Woods In Winter, 1911
(The LM Montgomery Reader, v. 1 – ed. by Benjamin Lefebvre