dance #76, night rain walk

Saturday March 7, 2009

Night Rain Walk

dance-76-night-rain-walk12:00-12:20 p.m. Walking home from a party. Down Madison, across Lowther, down Walmer, across Bloor, down Major, to home. It’s a gorgeous warm, rainy night. I am walking with an enormous, heavy umbrella that almost fully envelops me. It is long and black with a curved wooden handle. In the dance that ensues I play with the weight of the umbrella. Feeling it fall into my hand, and feeling its lilt back and forth, shifting with each step. It is heavy and my body is heavy and tired. The raindrops on the tree branches are caught in the lamplight. Flickering. The night is bright with city life. And quiet too on some streets. It is a slow dance down the street. I’m sometimes cocooned by the umbrella, and sometimes I peer out from underneath it’s black curves to look at the glowing night sky. Eyes arcing upwards tracing tree limbs. Spring is here.

Alice sits with me as I write and draw.

~ by nmyers on March 8, 2009.

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