I’ve never seen the green flash. It’s a sunset phenomenon wherein just after the sun slips below the horizon there is a flash of brilliant green.
And I must tell you that if someone said they had seen it, well, it would be suspect. It is just a flash afterall. Anyone could say they saw it and the world would be no different.
But still I wonder: is this instantaneous burst of color real–or is it just wishful thinking?
I tend to believe slow things. Rocks flattened by glaciers and Saviors that take three days to rise.
And yet there I am at sunset and staring through slow minutes…hoping.
Crane: midstream stock still
Scanning eons urgent surge
Green flash flips a tail
Susan Cowger says
A fist! Yes, just the right kind of power.
Tattoo Girl says
Moon Poem 5
Hovering grey brume
Through clouds Sun unfolds Her fist.
slow allows time to calculate the risks. waiting allows energy to be stored (that's how I roll..haha).
But there is something to be said for witnessing the exact moment when two or more things interact in a flash. What would have been like to witness the exact moment when a severed ear was supernaturally reattached? What if you blinked or coughed and missed it?
Maybe we just need to see slowly…
Craig and Bethany says
Slow things give us a chance to get used to an idea. They let us try it out, see how it will affect us, the slow conversion, the gentle steps off the beaten path.