We're nestled among tall pine trees here at Circle CG Farm in Bellingham, Massachusetts. Darlene is going to spend the afternoon with a college friend, Duce, whom she hasn't seen in more than 20 years. I am headed to Providence to take photos of doors. Long story, a project for my mother the painter.
I finished Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness at 2 a.m., a spooky time to digest such a dark book. It took a while for me to fall under the tale's spell, but by the end I was hungry to go deeper into its thrall, rereading sections and the scholarly introduction. I hope to put up an audio podcast about the book later today or tomorrow, when we will lay over in Bellingham because a big storm is coming. Not a good day for the RV to make its final leg of the trip, a two-hour drive to Maine.