Ashland Wisp



JUNE 2002


For the summer solstice, a friend invited us along for her midsummer ritual of swimming in the fairy pools above Lithia park. After a carefree day my roommate and I returned home just before twilight. From our balcony, we both watched a small floating object that moved steadily from east to west across the apartment’s parking lot, passing ten or twelve feet from us. It slowly tumbled and changed shape as it floated by. Pink and luminous—was it just catching the light of the setting sun? It seemed like a cobweb or a cloud, but not clearly enough to say for certain what it was.

Submitted by Old Cedar