Start and Finish

Nothing, of course, begins at the time you think it did. — Lillian Hellman, An Unfinished Woman (1969)

Lost on a painted sky

Lost on a painted sky Where the clouds the are hung For the poets eye. — Neil Diamond, Jonathan Livingstone Seagull This tune just came up on the iPod. An old, old favourite, and too good not to share 😊 Image: By Elaine with Grey Cats (Flickr: Owens Valley Clouds) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia…

Space Shuttle Challenger

Anyone who sits on top of the largest hydrogen-oxygen fueled system in the world, knowing they’re going to light the bottom, and doesn’t get a little worried, does not fully understand the situation. — John Young, after being asked if he was nervous about making the first Space Shuttle flight in 1981. Sadly prophetic. The image…

Dust in the Wind

Same old song, just a drop of water in an endless sea All we do crumbles to the ground, though we refuse to see — ‘Dust in the Wind’ by Kansas A favourite of mine, from forty years ago now. I just love the image of a Kansas wheat field and storm, too, I am…

Lest we forget

When you go home, tell them of us and say
For your tomorrow, we gave our today.

Emptiness over emptiness. But flying.

To hatch a crow, a black rainbow Bent in emptiness over emptiness But flying. Ted Hughes, Crow (1970) Image: By Iain Wanless (Flickr: Crow in flight) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons