I lifted my muzzle and sniffed. The wood was different today. Fine dust still hung in the air and sparkled in sunlit shafts. Such a thing this sparkling was. I gazed at it in wonder. Had the light ever been just so before? Was this a new thing?

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Cathy Perdue lives in Nokesville, Virginia, works for George Mason University, and is a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop.  She has worked in research biology, obstetrics, farming, schooled horses, and raised children (which is not all that different from schooling horses).  She enjoys hiking, kayaking, gardening with small children, and wine festivals...don't forget the wine festivals!

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