I was hesitant to share my previous blog post - - too many personal (and painful) memories. My intent wasn't to evoke sympathy, but rather to remember. I had a helluva life - an explosion of contrasts and inconsistencies. I need to remember.
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It's midway through October already. My favorite month passing more quickly than I can savor it. Beautiful temperatures. The autumn foliage will be in full glory in a week or two.
I have an autumnal soul: deeply melancholic, sentimental, nostalgic - - and tinged with a romanticism that no longer exists.
And I'm thinking:
if only October could remain forever....
I heard the coyotes howling earlier tonight (it's way after midnight now). They were far in the depths of the forest, beyond the rising moon.
What I love most are the owls - sentinels of the night, hooting from the treetops.
Rural life isn't easy (especially for this fading relic) - my problems here are innumerable and seemingly endless - but the complications of nature still provide immense beauty and enable peace. I'm grateful for that.
I'm re-posting a video that I made a few years ago (I think in 2016). It's called Remembrance. All the photos in it were taken here on my Tennessee property, in October.
The music is The Long March by Vangelis (one of my absolute favorites), from the 1978 album entitled China.
This video reflects the depths of my soul.
Video best viewed full-screen