My sister has been visiting. When an old Vineyarder who lives “Away” comes home for a visit, trips to favorite place are important. The Cut is a place that lies over sixty years deep in our memories, so there we went, on a windy afternoon. .
On the way there we noticed excavator tracks. Hadn’t there been tracks down that way just two or three weeks ago? Didn’t the Pond just get opened? (Answer: Yes.)
Apparently the Pond had closed, and the excavator tracks we saw were from a re-opening.
Spring is moving along. The water looks more alive. We saw lots of minnows.
There was constant motion of air and water.
Shadow marked darkly where current ate sand.
Dark dark shadow.
Bright bright sand.
Down here, you see curves and lines that you don’t see often, elsewhere.
And there’s a horizon.
You don’t always have a horizon, here in the East.