They greeted each other and sat down.
“The world is big.”
“Yes even bigger than we thought when we parted.”

~Collected by Knud Rasmussen, 1921.

The night is actually cool for August. The blanket wrapping my legs extends warmth and a middle finger to the cloud of mosquitoes hovering over my knees. In the long shadows of firs, my pale Irish arms reflect what they can of the waxing moonlight. It’s 2008 and the peak night of the annual Perseid Meteor Shower when I begin the required drug regimen in anticipation of my impending In Vitro Fertilization surgery later that…

Nancy Forde

I draw light | Canadian photographer. Irish mamaí. Digging with my pen and my lens. nancyforde.com

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