What do you see?

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When you step outside, what do you see? What do you hear? What do you smell? What tickles your skin, your tastebuds? What do you notice that you've never noticed before?

-- Atara (atara@raex.com), September 14, 2000


2:00 a.m., Silver Spring, Maryland: Noisy crickets, and lots of them. Air that smells damp, like it has rained recently, is going to rain recently, or just wants to smell like rain for the hell of it. Breathe deeply. The sky is a dark purple instead of black, due to all the lights DC throws up into the sky. The full moon is visible only in brief glimpses as light wispy clouds drift steadily by. Now you see it, now you don't. The huge evergreen tree in front of my building. A car drives by on East-West Highway, and a lone person walks through the parking lot, going who-knows-where at 2 a.m. Big bright security floodlight that shines annoyingly right into my living room. Looking out the window will be much nicer in eight months, methinks.

-- Xydexx Squeakypony (xydexx@my-deja.com), September 15, 2000.

At certain times of the year, mainly spring and fall, I get to watch the hot air balloons go up. There's a park close by where the balloonists air up and lift off, which they do every weekend when the weather is good.

Hubby, dog and I lay on the trampoline in the backyard and watch them drift by.

-- taerin (taerin@geocities.com), February 01, 2001.

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