Horse Neck

Horse Neck | Twisp, WA | August 2019

Bright on one side, dim on the other. In astrophysics, the line where light ends and darkness begins is called the terminator. It’s evident as orbiting planets spin into day, then night, then repeat. But we also see this curiosity in earthbound situations. A kind of terminator line separates ocean wave from dry beach, a residential area from a commercial strip, a friendly demeanor from simmering rage. None of these is a sharp delineation, but rather a “twilight” of blended change that allows us to pause and consider. What’s taking place? Where’s the line being drawn? On which side do we want to stand?

[In photo: The view from above this horse’s neck as she eats dinner. Her mane glows golden in the setting sun.]