- Ice on the ponds, glimmering in moonlight.
- Question: what keeps one's fears of the dark night forest at bay? Answer: the awareness of doing work on that land, and having to do more.
- The heft of big rocks that make up my new wall.
- My pupils dilating against the dark behind the house, then widening again when the only light comes from stars and moon.
- The loveliness of firewood dried these past two years, burning in the main stove.