Crepuscular Rays

Crepuscular rays are rays of sunlight that appear to radiate from a single point in the sky. These rays stream through gaps in the clouds and appear as columns of sunlit air separated by shadowed regions. Their name comes from their frequent occurrences during crepuscular hours, around dawn and dusk, when shadows are most prevalent. Anne took this picture while she was at the cabin this summer. Jay dubbed them crepuscular rays, but Anne preferred to call them “Come to Jesus” rays.

Amanda, a CalArts MFA student, flew in from LA today. She is going to spend a week in Saint Louis and then fly back to LA when Dan returns there too. The weather turned warm again today and is expected to hit a hundred tomorrow. So you can’t say that we’re not giving her a warm Saint Louis welcome, well, maybe too warm. The house’s air-conditioner broke down yesterday and in anticipation of today’s forecast I called a repairman up last night and got it fixed, albeit for a hefty price. It turned out that a capacitor had gone bad, but the repairman had one in his truck and quickly fixed it.

While I was messing with the air-conditioner, Anne and Joanie went to go see a prescreening of the spy-thriller, “The Debt”. Starring Helen Mirren, she plays a retired Israeli Mossad agent who had famously tracked down a Nazi war criminal in East Berlin, or had she really? Either because of the movie’s subject matter, or simply to prevent piracy, all bags were searched upon entry to the theater. The film opens in theaters on Friday. Anne liked the movie and recommends it.

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