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Crows Everywhere Are Equally Black
~Chinese Proverb~

Recently Mark, Cricket and I took a walk in the meadows, a beautiful, open space next to the Connecticut River that straddles the Northampton and Easthampton town lines.

 Early in October more than one person forwarded me information about the Easthampton Citywide Scarecrow Contest.

At one point this summer I was at loose ends. I was ready to start something new but feeling oddly ambiguous about any of my many (perhaps too many) options. I remember thinking “I’d love to have a project that I didn’t have to come up with.” Whump, whump, they started falling from the sky.