Sunday, March 10, 2013

Light On The Threshold, Shifting

Canaletto, The Grand Canal and the Church of the Salute [Venice], (1730)

Vermeer, View of Delft, (c. 1660)

Daylight savings time...the clock somersaults, the light streams at a different angle, the motes float lazily in new-remembered shadows...

Everyone out this afternoon enjoying the precursor of spring...I look at the sky, recalling the vernal blue we have otherwise misplaced for half a year...I look at the sky hovering so close above the towers and spires of the city...I am linked in this way back to other springs in other places, a soul wandering back along a track observed and painted by others before me...

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