02 November 2006

The foxes blink and stare and so do I

In "When Fall Comes To New England", Cheryl Wheeler sings

"The sun slants in so fine
And the air's so clear
You can almost hear the grapes grow on the vine"

"The nights are sharp with starlight
And the days are cool and clean"

and then later

"The squirrels are on to something
And they're working overtime
The foxes blink and stare and so do I"

It's a great song, worth a whole listen, not just the quoted parts here. And even though this isn't New England, I know what Cheryl (who's a Timonium, Maryland gal by birth) means. There's something different about the light and the air at this time of year. The sun does slant in so fine.

If you get the chance to see Cheryl, do. She's a fantastic musician, singer and songwriter.

Either way, I recommend getting out in the slanting sunshine! Enjoy!

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