Tuesday, June 10, 2008
i tend to think of twilight as a very romantic time of the day. and cooler. it's supposed to be cooler!! (growing up in ny, and spending my summers in massachusetts, twilight still meant we often brought out the windbreakers or the hooded sweatshirts.)
i fantasize that twilight is full of fireflies and endless games of "kick the can." a cool summer dinner of tuna salad or gazpacho has been put away, and dessert is full of berries and frozen things. neighbors greet each other over backyard fences, and children look forward to lukewarm baths and starry skies.
last night's twilight was full of houseflies and "kung fu panda." turkey burgers cooked in the cast iron because it was too hot to stand outside and grill. mat sweating in the garage, trying to replace a few sparkplugs in the car. jack trying to set a record for the world's shortest shower. and instead of gazing up at a starry sky, we fell asleep under the glow of the TV.
i did sneak outside to snap a few photos.
there is certainly nothing *gleaming* about this twilight. but i love this old mirror, and the hazy reflection it casts does a real justice to how hazy it felt sitting on the front porch. sort of reflects my mood, too.
but, say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave? you bet it does!