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November 13th, 2011

Lightness [Nov. 13th, 2011|11:57 pm]
It's the first time in months I've been out after dark, when all the cars have headlights on. It's the first time I've noticed how many LED headlights there are now. They are piercing. So I had my eyes stabbed several times, and came home remembering how pale headlights once were, and how they once had a warm, yellowish glow to them. But once the streetlights got mercury in them and turned blue, I guess it was only a matter of time before all the lights got changed. Now the blue streetlights are themselves gone, replaced by those orange sodium things. All the streets look strange to me, but the moon floats above them, changing only when the content of the air changes, but always returning to its enduring shade once wind comes and blows the sky clean. I'm grateful for the moon.

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