A Ring of Fire

(8.21.17) A Ring of Fire
Photo by Susan Bryant

Today something ineffable, something beyond the reach of my own language, happened in the everyday sky. The air turned blue and then silver. A dog barked. A bird whose song I don’t know began to sing and then fell silent. The air cooled, and suddenly Venus was gleaming in the midnight-blue pitch of the sky. The people under the trees at the edges of the meadow had moved into the darkness of the open field. By the time I looked down again, they had somehow gathered a sheen that made them all look like angels. [Continue here.]