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Isolate Wonder: A Trip to The Lightning Fields

. . . As the night came to a close and I was preparing for bed, the others excitedly came in and told me there was lightning outside. Sure enough, we enjoyed about an hour’s worth of nature’s electric light show just when I thought the night was over. This lightning was unlike anything I’d ever seen. Appearing far off in the distance, divorced from thunder, the lightning lit up the night’s sky in remarkably frequent episodes. We could see shapes and lights in the horizon. “Perhaps stars or spaceships,” one of my fellow travelers said . . .

Scotti Hill takes a trip to visit Walter de Maria’s The Lightning Field in the October 2012 edition of 15 Bytes.

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