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


My friend Charles wrote me a letter about beauty. He has determined beauty is a learned experience and yet, what he elaborates having learned from his mother is an ability to see beauty, to “take time to rekindle the flames of appreciation.” Does everyone see an unencumbered sun taking over the sky in the morning as heart stoppingly beautiful? Maybe not. We are each particular in our appreciations, guided by our circumstances. I don’t think I learned the sun’s beauty from anyone, but absence has increased my fondness. Seattle winters with the constant interruption of hills and cloud cover have colored my view of this big Montana sky ablaze. It is recognition of the appreciation I have learned. Charles has reminded me of a question my friend Tania was asked in a job interview, “Beauty, yes or no?” Without hesitation I can say “yes.”