local to local

Daily observations at or near Two Dot Spot, written by hand on the backs of postcards that record with ink and coffee a few minutes of the earth's orbit around the sun. The cards are physically mailed from Two Dot, Montana to those who have requested them...local to local. Ruth Marie Tomlinson


I awoke just before 4. The sky was beginning to lighten, only a few stars still visible. At the bottom of the window parallel to the pillow where my head lie, a tinge of light almost visibly expanded. Sleep reclaimed me, but I opened my eyes again shortly after five to brilliant pink and a half ball of sun at the horizon. Louise Erdrich suffered from horizon sickness when she lived in New Hampshire and longed for the North Dakota skyline she was born to. I did not grow up with such vastness, but have found my home in it. At the end of every road: vastness, Erdrich mused. Out of every window: vastness, I would add. The horizon is full of openness and possibility; it is a place your mind can fly to.