Tuesday, February 14, 2006
I'm up early because of a gym date, but my partner hasn't turned up. I was sitting outside, warming up the truck, watching the morning star rise above the line of trees behind the bunny barn. I've never been still long enough to watch a planet rise. The moon was behind me, brilliant on the snow, but Venus was even brighter as almost imperceptably it moved beyond the horizon into the dusky sky. I couldn't see it rise, but I could glance away and look back to see that minute by minute it was climbing. Part of a great dance of movement that is larger than I can comprehend.