Wednesday, February 25, 2009


This sky sighting is only by proxy, but worth sharing.
The other night, my brother Ben called from the Seattle area. He had been driving in the dark under a thickly-clouded sky, when the clouds parted briefly, revealing Mount Ranier, radiantly bathed in moonlight; a rare and breath-taking sight that lingered only briefly.
That scene stays with me, though I didn't see a bit of it myself; my brother shared it through his words.
What a rare sight for my brother, who has lived in the northwest for many years. As for me, I have seen Ranier--and I HAVEN'T seen Ranier--in my travels there. That lovely snow-capped mountain appears by daylight, but only as a ghostly apparition; little more, and not the least defined. Seattle air has lost its former crystal clarity to traffic fumes.
R.A.T. (Rose About Town) thanks my brother for sharing the transient beauty, though only second hand.