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A December Night. December 13, 2010

Posted by littlebangtheory in Love and Death.
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It’s snowing, or approximating snow as it does in these parts.  The darkness outside the kitchen window is populated by fleeting visions of white, whirling, driven, then gone like thoughts, to be replaced by others doing different dances, now fast and frantic, then slow and lazy, drifting aimlessly earthward before catching a gust and getting gone.

The wind rises, pours past like a rushing river, a torrent of souls bound for who-knows-where, each fleck and flake bursting into existence and as suddenly vanishing, taking its moment in time with it, never to return.

Out beyond the kitchen window prayer flags beat themselves to shreds, giving up ghosts of frayed filaments for the old folks with no living friends, the working Joes with no jobs, the children whose futures are as dusty and hungry and pointless as their pasts.

Inside, the quavering whistle of the singing tea-pot reels me back from the beyond, back to the now of the night, the need for another log in the wood stove, the realization of just how blessed my penny-counting life is in a world where warmth in winter is a fabled commodity.

I’m grateful for the cold, and grateful that it’s out there.

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1. Frau Biergut - December 14, 2010

Reading this suggests that perhaps the Muse is trying to make a comeback?

Tschuss!

2. littlebangtheory - December 14, 2010

Trying, however feebly. Time will tell, eh?

3. susan - December 17, 2010

You write as well as you take pictures – and you know how much I admire them.

I found a gallery of liquid drop pictures you might enjoy seeing. I might show it in a blog post sometime but just in case not..

Keep warm and stay frosty. Happy Christmas Om Mane Padme Om

4. TheCunningRunt - December 20, 2010

Susan, thanks – I’m rusty but still kickin’!

I checked those liquid pics out, and WOW, that’s really cool! There are SO many ways to go with photography, I’m sure I’ll be discovering new avenues and learning new techniques for the rest of my life.

And yes, a Peaceful Season to you as well, just in case we both get flat out with the details of the season (as I’m about to.)

🙂

5. Laurie B - December 21, 2010

Hey CR, love your photos and poetic, keep me close to home whilst I’m away. Love living here in NZ, amazing beauty in people, places,ocean side, stream side and the rain forest…oh, you have to get here.

Best climbing this side of K2, training ground for that. Thousands of walks and tramps, get here best you can.

Missing life in Sund’land not so much. Watching the full lunar eclipse from here a 18 hours ahead of when you get to.

Sweet as, New Zealand.


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