And At Last….


…. Last weekend, driving to the other side of Vermont, I pulled over and read the Gazetteer to navigate through back roads. My daughter leaned forward from the backseat and asked, in complete seriousness, Are you actually reading a map?

Indeed, I was — and capably, I might add.

This morning, in the garden, I lifted my face to the mist-swaddled sky and wondered, Are you actually raining?

Indeed. Yes.

I love all films that start with rain:
rain, braiding a windowpane
or darkening a hung-out dress
or streaming down her upturned face…

— Don Paterson, “Rain”


About Brett Ann Stanciu

A writer and sugarmaker, Brett Ann lives with her two daughters in stony soil Vermont. Her novel HIDDEN VIEW was published by Green Writers Press in the fall of 2015. Let my writing speak for itself.
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2 Responses to And At Last….

  1. Ben Hewitt says:

    Did you get real rain? Just a tease here… it’s about as dry as I’ve seen in years.

  2. Tim says:

    I recently travelled with my family. When we picked up the rental car, the man behind the counter offered me a Garmin or some similar GPS device. Over the protests of my 19 year old technology-reliant son, I politely declined and proudly (obnoxiously?) declared that half the fun of traveling was getting lost and discovering things you never imagined. Later in the trip, I overheard my son making the same declaration to someone else, as if it was his own. I loved that moment. I love maps.

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