August 20th, 2012

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half six…

…the air is soft with fog and the town’s glow. through the fog it seems likely that there’s no protective skim of clouds today. a rooster is determined to call the sun, and someone or something is splashing in the river. birds whose calls i don’t know at all are starting to have opinions, and i…had better get to work.

(x-posted from the essential kit)

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pretty good day

Today we only got *somewhat* lost on our attempt to find the abbey at Lagrasse, and we are very glad that we didn’t get all the way lost because holy crap what a beautiful location, a beautiful town, and what wonderful ruins. And we only saw half of them, because the site is owned by two groups and the one part didn’t open until 3:15 and we were like to die if we stayed around in the heat that long. But wow, so very beautiful. It’s hidden back in the hills and is a short drive from nowhere, an old medieval city, and I can completely see why people would want to live there. I can’t wait to share our pictures!

8607 / 70000 words. 12% done!

(x-posted from the essential kit)