Tuesday 5 February 2013

The Evil Eye

Left for work at 6am, a journey under skies that started as clear as deep space itself, and finished with snow coming down all but horizontally out of the sky.

But in that time, I had a wonderful view of Antares glowing red low in the South East, with a waning crescent moon not far away to the north. The whole effect was to give the scorpion a malevolent, sideways blinking eye gazing contemptuously down on a mere bicycling mortal like me. It was a very very eerie sight, dawn light making the scorpion glow a little!

And then the snow began to fall.

My bicycle no doubt spent the day getting wet and miserable, while I spend the day being wet and miserable at work. And the scorpion circled the sky, looking for prey...

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