31 December 2012 @ 10:34 am
"The road is quiet, the only sound / Is wind that sounds like cars that sound like breathing"  

This morning dawned gray and subdued, streetlamps shining on wet streets, sun hidden. A quiet morning, and an oddly settled and grounded one, few cars on the streets, rain drops splattering the windshield. Not the desert’s usual welcoming of the new year, but a right and true enough one.

Whatever the new year means to you (my own new year began in September, and yet this feels like a new year too, in different ways), hope it’s true and right and joyous too.

Mirrored from Desert Dispatches: Wordpress Edition.

 
 
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Janni Lee Simner: saguarojanni on December 31st, 2012 05:35 pm (UTC)
Patches of blue sky are poking through now. Gray never lasts long here. Once the clouds lift, I expect there'll be snow visible on the mountains.

Edited at 2012-12-31 05:36 pm (UTC)
Comrade Cat: general-keys hanging on ropescomrade_cat on January 1st, 2013 02:02 am (UTC)
....if you want snow visible on the mountains you should come to upstate NY . . .
Janni Lee Simner: saguarojanni on January 1st, 2013 09:21 pm (UTC)
:-)

Except it's so much harder to see mountains when you're actually in them, you know?
Comrade Cat: general-goldfish in lightbulbcomrade_cat on January 1st, 2013 02:01 am (UTC)
Who wrote that quote about wind that sounds like . . . wait.

I read 'wind that sounds like cars breathing'. Which is the awesomest animist simile.

Did you mean it as written or is the second 'that sound[s] like' a typo??
Comrade Cat: writing-selectra 6-10comrade_cat on January 1st, 2013 02:03 am (UTC)
And if you *didn't* write that, can I steal it if I ever write a novel???
Janni Lee Simner: roadjanni on January 1st, 2013 09:27 pm (UTC)
Oh, I wish I'd written that!

It's actually from the opening verse of Lucy Kaplansky's Ten Year Night.
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