Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Views from the window

Despite the small size (under 600 SF) and the lack of parking, our apartment is just the right space for us; and it gives us marvellous views on a daily basis. Last night I saw a pair of fairy terns, ethereal petrel-like birds of nearly supernatural whiteness, dip and sway over the treetops where they nest on the bare branches. Set against a lowering bruise-colored sky, they looked less like birds and more like bird-shaped portals into a light-filled space beyond. Just now I turned and looked out to see, through the pouring rain, a hazy rainbow earthing itself in the campus of the private school opposite, so close that I could almost reach out and tie a knot in it.

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