Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Drabble: Foreshadowing


The sky is being downright dramatic this afternoon. Towering clouds, trailing windswept virga, with ruler-sharp rays of sunlight poking through the gaps. The quality of the light is surreal. Dry leaves and candy wrappers swirl about in the gutters, and hair and clothing cling and whip around faces and bodies.

If this were a movie, this would be a setup for something powerfully meaningful, a first chance meeting or a final showdown, something so far beyond normal, everyday existence.

It is a deep cosmic injustice that, even with such foreshadowing on nature's part, “nothing much” still so frequently happens.

1 comment:

Muriel said...

Hey there, I know I don't comment much. But I'm reading!