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A thrill in thinning

Snow, December 2008

I’m working again, this first week out of the holiday club is a little sobering. I joined a weatherization crew in a community action program, reinsulating low income housing. It is good steady work, and a great service besides. Yet, the anxiety somehow increases. It’s reliable thrill to see those less fortunate than yourself, seeing all the ways a life can go wrong. My heart races in some of these places, but I can’t tell if it’s in sympathy or general dread. Anyway, it reminded my of some of the winter scenes still festering in the print piles.