A Luminous Halo

"Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged; life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end." --Virginia Woolf

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Location: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States

Smith ’69, Purdue ’75. Anarchist; agnostic. Writer. Steward of the Pascal Emory house, an 1871 Second-Empire Victorian; of Sylvie, a 1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SL; and of Taz, a purebred Cockador who sets the standard for her breed. Happy enough for the present in Massachusetts, but always looking East.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Abandoned Car

Today I noticed this car parked on my street. The driver's door was ajar, the passenger window knocked completely out, the windshield cracked, the plates gone. I called the police, and they came out and put a warning sticker on it. The owner has 72 hours to move it, or it will be towed away.

I'm a little concerned, because this is the second such car this week on Salem Street. It seems a coincidence that two different owners would decide to dump their cars here. More likely that the same person or persons picked this quiet street to ditch stolen vehicles.

We'll have to wait and see, I guess. Two times is a coincidence. Three times is a trend.