starlight journeys

This is my first attempt at publishing more than a reblog since WordPress and I parted ways for several days this week. Still some oddities; clicking publish might be horrifying!

Orion Nebula from Hubble

The Orion Nebula (from the Hubble Telescope)

He sat on the bench, contemplating the night sky;  a journey of 500 years expressed in the twinkling dance of starlight. Nine years ago, a snippet of brightness from Sirius, suitcase in hand (he smiled at the imagery) began the trek earthwards. The moonbeam express took about a heart beat to complete the one way journey.

Journeys. Of 1/2 a millennium or fraction of a minute. He poured still steaming coffee into his mug. Like him – chipped, worn, never coming quite clean.

All was a journey; measured in math, time, heartbeats, and what she called the “sweet intangibles; the invisible delights.” He packed up his gear.

Tonight’s book was David Adams Richards’ The Lost Highway.* “Let’s see,” he calculated ambling towards the institution. “Published in 2007, just as Sirius light began the road trip.”

Five years before she had received her personal night sky of monitors, with the blinking, flashing blips of her lifelights.

He smiled down at her, pulled the chair closer to her bed, opened the book and began: “’What is hidden will be revealed’, Tucker said . . .”

Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Tale Weaver # 59 : Journey

 

* David Adams Richards, The Lost Highway (Doubleday Canada, 2007)

 

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5 thoughts on “starlight journeys

  1. wildchild47 April 2, 2016 / 10:58 am

    This is a fascinating journey …. filled with such images …. to contemplate the universe, the stars, the galaxies …. to consider placement here, purpose, to find strength ….. and the elements you’ve chosen, the trials and the walking through life, through all kinds of tragedies …. still.

    Echoing Michael’s thoughts …. so many amazing phrases …. stunning and beautiful.

    And sending you positive thoughts that WP and your computer continue allowing you access …

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    • taleweavering April 4, 2016 / 2:38 am

      “Thanks,” she said. “Some journeys are like skating or sliding on the Milky Way; others a bare-foot walk across a glass-strewn room.” Sigh. “If journeys could always be towards the dawn, the light.”
      “I appreciate the positive thoughts about WP,” she added.

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      • wildchild47 April 4, 2016 / 9:35 am

        “If journeys could always be towards the dawn, the light.”

        and that’s where the challenge lies …. trying in some way, to see or simply believe even when in the total darkness, that there *is* light ….. never easy ….. but still, we try.

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  2. summerstommy2 April 1, 2016 / 7:13 pm

    Oh this contains so many wonderful images, ‘moonbeam express’ where do I get onto that? Lovely exploration of journey my friend, wonderful to see you and WP back on speaking terms…..for now…..

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    • taleweavering April 4, 2016 / 2:46 am

      “Thank you,” she smiled. “And, as to where you get on the moonbeam express — just close you eyes and image you are on it, travelling to the moon and back. You will no doubt find the souvenirs next to your bed, and the pictures on your camera. Have a safe trip. And you never know just what a smile, a story or two, a quiet conversation might blossom into or reaffirm when on board.” “In fact,” she added, “you will find many stories on the moonbeam express (and travelling on it) in need of telling — including your own.” She waves at the laptop scene, “Bon Voyage.”

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