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


Waking up in Two Dot again, it was as quiet and still as cut hay. We got in late last night with our two oldest grandsons. Driving down the dirt county road with no other lights in sight, Cashen was unnerved by remoteness. But when he opened his window and looked up he sighed, “The stars are so beautiful.” He couldn’t stop saying it. He had never been up so late, and out so far, and up so high. I’d been in Seattle for a week hanging out with friends and family realizing I do love Seattle summer. Wishing for a camping trip and maybe a chance to see the ocean, I wondered why we give ourselves over to Montana. But one waking moment in brilliant morning light coupled with one star lit sky and a little boy’s wonder reminded me why we are here.