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I'm grateful I'm in Florida today, Conda! I hear it's the same in Coeur d'Alene. Hope you're enjoying your winter wonderland.
Last night I caught the end of the Danish film Pelle the Conqueror which ends in a landscape very much like the one in the top picture and yet it was beautiful. All that the landscape in the first photograph needs is a focal point, a person, a dog (or better still a fox), perhaps a suitably twisted tree. Light has the capacity to illuminate, yes, but it can also blind you to what's really going on.Let me illustrate:THE SPARKShe didn't see it at firstbecause the world was full of lights.Then the lights went outand the sky was filled with stars.But when the stars fell downand all was dark and coldthen she noticed it,alone and unsure,in a universe of darkness.And it was for her.It depends on what you're writing how much scope you have. My last novel was set in Ireland in the nineteen-thirties; the terrain was made up of bogs, dry-stone dykes and ruins, the weather veered between rain and about-to-rain and there was nothing I could do because that's what it was like them. So I filled it with colourful characters. You do what you must.
I'm grateful for my Happy Light! And my good friends, and that my fingers are supple enough for the computer keys and for music and artists. And for you, for asking, Conda.Oh, and for your hummus recipe, which I came back to print, one more time.
For being. I am grateful for being. Also, for my family and friends--without them I would be alone.Funny thing about your post, I just posted along the same lines! I read a post earlier that got me thinking about life, legacy, and the here and now. Today must be a day for reflection and evaluation. I love it!
Beautiful poem, Jim. And yes, my plain backyard could use a touch and we do have foxes, and coyotes...Yes, Beth, I am enjoying the winter, especially since, like Kathy, I have a Happy light!And Muse, it is the season isn't it? For gratitude and reflection. Must be something about the quality of the light...
I, too, have a happy light. But it's in my storage shed in Idaho right now, since I have a nice big one in the sky. One of the main reasons I'm down here this winter - can't stand the homicidal / suicidal swings from Coeur d'Alene's gray, gray months. I'm glad yours are working, ladies!
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