Saturday, August 15, 2009

Light on the Lake

Right now, the sun is directly over the lake, and the light is so bright and dazzling it hurts the eyes.  A passage in The Unfinished Angel (Sept 09) refers to this light, contrasting it with the 'golden light' that surrounds the homes of the dying:

Sometimes when the sun is directly overhead and shines onto
the lake, the light is so bright it pickles your eyes and you have
to turn away from it. But the golden light is different; it becomes
paler and paler so that you have to strain to see it, and you wish
your eyeballs were bigger, and then, then, it is gone.