Light images

 

Walking through the dapples and the falling drab pieces of leaf, and the wind gently against your face and around you, and the murmur of passers by, and a haze in the distance, scuffing the church steeples and making them unreal.

 

 

And how this is another year, and how this is another autumn, and you would wish to stand at a bonfire, in the dark, looking at the constellations and the smoke reaching out futilely to them. And how the stars are not as they seem but immense and near ageless, scattered more miles away than you or anyone you love  could live to travel through.  And that you will for as long as you live be here, never more than 40,000 feet closer to them.

 

 

But that, regardless of any passing facts and wishes, this is what you have – a pile of leaves in shade and cold sun, and that anyone who thinks this is nothing, that this is somehow too frugal, needs to look again. There’s nothing romantic in it. It is romantic like a stone is romantic, like a branch. But it is your shadow, right now, passing over the leaves. It is your breath and the wind and your murmurs and others with lives that are right now, briefly, intersecting.

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Filed under 2012, celebration, Edinburgh, Scotland, The Now

3 responses to “Light images

  1. Dans les Pas du Vivant , La Mémoire Trouve Mille Liens ,
    Auprès d’Arbres Anciens , sur la Teneur du Temps ,
    Quand la Couleur des Ans , Croise l’Echo du Lointain ,
    Tout se Renoue en Chemins , Rien n’est Vraiment Distant.
    ~
    NéO~

  2. “It is your breath and the wind and your murmurs and others with lives that are right now, briefly, intersecting.” – and that is enough…thank you.

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