Sunday, May 11, 2014

" Sometimes it is inconceivable that I should be the age I am
Almost always it is at a dry point in the afternoon
I cannot remember what
I am waiting for and in my astonishment I
Can hear the blood crawling over the plains
Hurrying on to arrive before dark "

from The Child 
by W.S. Merwin

This quote from Merwin really struck me as appropriate
for those times I encounter a chance mirror or 
contemplate the years since something or to
something. These shots are from last weekend
when we had, hopefully our last blast of winter.
This weekend we bought a Thule for our upcoming
trip to the cabin and I did a bit of yard work.

"Almost a thousand years later
I am asking the same questions
you did the ones you kept finding
yourself returning to as though
nothing had changed except the tone
of their echo growing deeper
and what you knew of the coming
of age before you had grown old
I do not know any more now
than you did then about what you
were asking"

from A Letter to Su Tung-po
by W.S. Merwin