aloft 14 March 2014


Running today, I was greeted with the most amazing light show in the heavens. The ISS passed over and was visible for about ten minutes as it traveled past Mars and over Saturn, across the dippers and disappeared after scooting past Cassiopeia. An orange moon was setting in the west and with no hint of dawn around, the Milky Way stood out and Venus shone incredibly bright. I again thought about Isa, my main character in Windows in the Loft and how she could have been racing through my run on board Bounty. As I fed cattle today, I was also struck by the loft windows high in the barn and how windows can feed our dreams. I’ve spent a lot of time up in that loft wondering what might await me outside those windows. Dreams are what we are made of, at least a part of us and those dreams bring us hope for life lived well.

About Sally Gerard

I am a writer, runner, teacher, singer, guitar player, mom, lover, coffee drinker, hunter, antique tractor driver, horsewoman, sister, and lover of the outdoors. Did I mention that I love lighthouses?
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