The Slant…

 

…of the September sun, that is.

 

We have been blessed with absolutely beautiful here in West Georgia for the past few days, even though Irma slammed our neighbors south of us.

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The angle of the sun shifted…

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…making the prisms dance wildly.

 

Temperatures dropped and the fish danced for joy.

September pond

 

On Sunday, the western sky had that early autumn tint to it.

Irma's werstern sky

 

But in the east the clouds were already gathering.

Irma's eastern sky

It was a good 24 hours before a tropical storm — still churning in the Gulf as a Hurricane Irma — was due to come to town.

And if I didn’t know better, I’d assume the seasonal transition from summer to fall was responsible for this two-tone sky.

 

The sunset was spectacular — debunking the adage, “Red sky at night — sailor’s delight.”

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Because I knew what was coming tomorrow.

And now, she’s hollering from south of the Fall Line, saying, “I’m on my way.”

 

Then…suddenly…in the midst of all this weather, I realized the date.

September 11.

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As I watch the rain and wind roll over the mountain,

I pray the slant of a September sun — when he returns — reminds us what makes life worth living.

And that he will reveal not only the face of a new day, but also the truth behind the clouds.

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About Pam Avery Printed

I graduated from the University of Georgia in 1972 with a major in journalism (public relations) and a minor in business (marketing). My experience for the last 40 years includes working in the corporate world (banking), the newspaper industry (advertising design and sales), owning and selling a restaurant, restoring and utilizing several old buildings on the property, teaching private dance and drama lessons for 20 years, free-lance writing for a national textile firm, publishing two children’s books, and ghost writing a book. My last tour of duty before beginning the current chapter was working as a reporter, photographer, and columnist for five weekly community newspapers. And now I teach...media writing at Columbus State University in Columbus Ga. I consider myself very fortunate--I get to be around intelligent, energetic and enthusiastic young people. What a joy. I believe the written word is one of the most powerful tools known to humankind. And now we have the ability to reach millions with a simple click of the mouse. Wow.
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3 Responses to The Slant…

  1. joanncrtt says:

    So beautiful. I know exactly what I’m going to get from the eloquence of words by my beautiful friend Pam. You could write without the photos and I can easily see in my mind what you’re describing. You never cease to amaze me. With love, J

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