A Different Light

September 22nd, 2008

Today is the autumnal equinox, and this weekend was a pause for me between the hibachi heat of summer and cashmere winter mornings. It was still, almost cool and a little bit sad, ¬†as if our corner of the world was saying goodbye to the sun. The light is gradually thinning out, being pulled taut and clear and bright. I took a time-out from time this weekend…staying in bed all day with the two novels by Tana French (In the Woods and The Likeness) and not even turning on my computer once. She created a world it was hard for me to leave, a haunted one that perfectly matched my emotional weather. They’re the kind of novels you think about at work and can’t wait to get home to pick up where you left off. I left my bed to go to a magical dinner in the woods put on by Outstanding in the Field…a long winding row of tables, food served at sunset, interesting people from afar, weather that was made to order. The kind of dinner I often imagine but rarely experience in real life. I’m ready for fall now, ready to move into a new cycle, a different light.

3 Responses to “A Different Light”

  1. mary ann says:

    you string together the loveliest words
    i bow before you oh great writer woman
    and now…..
    let me go google those books

  2. Pat says:

    So glad you had your wonderful sounding weekend. I saw one of the dinners in the field on tv…I think it was on the Fine Living channel. That’s about as close as I’ll get to one, I suppose. Well, maybe I could put one on myself and hold it on the two acres behind my house….well, maybe I’ll settle for a picnic back there with hubby and the cat! Take care and please keep sharing. Pat

  3. V-Grrrl says:

    Yes to life in a different life.