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dreaming in the shadows of the Sleeping Maiden

Mt. Tam glimpsed in the light of the eclipse

I was deep into the crazy-making task of setting up a new PC when I noticed the change in light around me and the sudden silence outside. The eclipse hushed the world, as if it had emptied if of chattering beings, and lit it up from new angles as it bestowed deeper colors all around. I wasn’t even going to try to catch any images of the ring of fire, since it was more than enough to catch the old landscape anew in vision through the changed angle of light. That the silence of the birds and dogs seemed to last for an eternity made the magic of the moment that much more powerful.