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Photo of the Day #1826

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Photo of the Day #1826

It rained heavily his morning – the first this season. I couldn’t see it through the curtains, and I couldn’t hear the rain falling, but the street whispers differently when cars drive over it in the rain, and it suddenly felt so much like autumn. When the sky cleared, white mountain clouds remained on the horizon and the air was crisp again, and for the first time in several months my fingers grew cold when I went out walking tonight.

Hands chilled, I wandered from streetlight to streetlight, looking to see how they flavored the air around them. Lamps that glow in the trees are either in love with them or haunted by them, depending on how many leaves remain. Trees that grow further from the streetlights are submerged in an aquatic sort of light, as if living in a crystalline aquarium, and I loved how this one glowed yellow.

Today marks the completion of my fifth year of photos, so here is a retrospective, as always. This is all five years, ready and waiting to flash before your eyes:

Every year so far has been a distinct chapter: my last year at SF State; living on campus at UCSC; moving in with Emily, Lauren and Anna; graduation and parting with Emily; and now my first year out of college, living with Dad, finding my first job, climbing constantly and getting to know the Haus folk. It seems like life is meant to gel together at some point, to become a continuous flowing thing, but for the time being I like having these discrete changes in life – it makes the days more weighty.

I found my footing this year, but the next one is uncertain. I haven’t worked out what exactly I want to do in the next few years, just like most of my friends, but I think we’re all gaining ground, however slowly.

Thank you for being a part of my story, and for letting me be a part of yours.

she just likes to fight

Written by Umbrella Man

September 22, 2013 at 3:08 am

Posted in milestones, plants, trees

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