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November 30, 2004

Just this

I hit the "scan" button on the truck radio.
It rests on "The Lark Ascending," Ralph Vaughan Williams.
I take my hand away.
Over the north end of Oursan Ridge I go
and the south end of Sobrante.
The road narrows to two lanes.
Bright Luna fills air with light.
Mist plays around Pinole Ridge, around Franklin Ridge
around a run of ridges as far as the horizon
out to Tracy and Modesto and Visalia
a spectrum of black silhouettes, receding one
behind the other
draped in moon-lit, freezing mist.

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Yes.

I've always felt like there ought to be more of a market for CDs of music selections for specific drives. After all, someone will buy anything if it scratches a momentary itch ...

Of course, it's hard to do much with I-880 ...

Posted by: Jarrett at November 30, 2004 10:52 PM
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BTW, your comment server isn't clear about what the yes/no buttons refer to, and they don't even come up labeled "yes" or "no" until you click on 'em ... anyway, the previous was me ... peace, jarrett ...

Posted by: Jarrett at November 30, 2004 10:54 PM
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well, hi there chris. found your blog via yllstonewolf. thought i'd drop in for a visit. glad i did. really like the way you write. especially "farland". will stop back again (and probably again and again). love san francisco. when i venture into a city for fun it is always the place i seem to go. have many friends in and around the bay. well, not IN the bay. city people. none with your earth-centered perspective. thanks for sharing it. -- ric

Posted by: ric at November 30, 2004 10:58 PM
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"the lark ascending" takes my breath away!

ps - ric (see above comment) is one of my very most favorite people!

Posted by: Anne at December 1, 2004 01:53 PM
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I only listen to that piece at certain times, in certain moods - it's too precious to use as background music, a tribute to the little singer who inspired it.

Posted by: beth at December 1, 2004 04:29 PM
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it's too precious to use as background music

And here I go and do just that in this post!

Posted by: Chris Clarke at December 1, 2004 04:44 PM
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