Friday, August 31, 2007

John Constable, Wivenhoe Park, Essex, 1816 (detail)

Yesterday I had a wonderful ride to school early in the morning. The air was cheerfully cool and the morning light was lovely all along the way. I especially recall a bright line of light on the river as I passed some docks and boats, and, when I stopped for a drink along Route 1, I noticed some tall grass standing up straight in the light. I watched for a moment, and saw that the grass stems were nearly motionless unless cars passed, and then they swayed softly, just a bit, and then were still once more.

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