Skimming the Edge of Wonder


Sing a song of beginnings,
Of times beyond knowing…
Float me up to the mouth of the void and kiss me, gently;
Cut the bonds of convention, set me loose
‘Til sunrise paints the world again in fire and life
And my true spirit is called forth by awe and wonder.

 

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3 Replies to “Skimming the Edge of Wonder”

  1. A beautiful piece of writing, accompanied by a wonderful time lapse sequence.

    Something very moving about it, isn’t there? Makes you realise how momentary we are. I’ve been feeling that way a lot recently.

    My son began studying Aerospace Engineering in September and if he could, he’d love go into space. Since he left, I’m really struggling with the old ’empty nest’ syndrome. My life has been about him for the last 18 years and now I have all this free time and realise he’s the only thing of worth I’ve achieved. Feels like time is running out.

    I’ve watched the sequence and listened to the must 3 times now, plus I’ve forwarded it to my son and husband.

    Simply beautiful.

    Touch

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    1. I’m probably never going to make it up into space at my age, but I vividly remember the Mercury Astronauts, John Glenn’s first orbital flight, Apollo, all the rest. I’ve had a terrible longing to ‘loose the surly bonds of Earth’ as long as I can remember. (I also wanted to be a cowboy on TV, and rich and famous and have a sailboat in the Carribean that I would live on with my two girlfriends.). Life’s all about coming to terms with dreams that weren’t terribly practical, I think. Unintended consequences. I don’t know if I coined that term, or heard it somewhere and adopted it, but looking back I’m astonished at how little I could anticipate what would happen in life, even though we all worried about it constantly. One thing led to another, and decisions I made for one thing turned out to have entirely — sometimes radically — different and completely unintended, consequences. And we just have to deal with it. I was around college students for a long time, and would hear them trying to make the big decision of what career to train for, as though there were only one possibility, one *perfect* choice. Make the wrong one and you would end up begging on the streets, I guess. Such fragile creatures we all are at that age.

      If we had an intern, and he or she wasn’t a complete dope, I’d find a way to have “the talk” and tell them about my four or five careers, and the Law of Unintended Consequences. 🙂 And then, of course, I completely forgot all that in my anxiety to assure my two boys would make the right choices. They’d heard the other speech, of course, and just looked at me with pity and wisely ignored my arm-waving.

      I was serious about checking out the curry dish. I lived in Pakistan for a couple of years long ago, and picked up a taste for indian food. I’ve got a recipe for curried chicken and basmati rice, “Biryani Chicken,” that I’d be willing to share if you like that sort of thing.

      Thanks again for the attention. This is all therapy for me. 🙂 Take care.

      Doug

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      1. I cook quite a lot of Indian dishes, it’s my favourite cuisine, so yes any recipe for Indian would be welcomed 😀

        My father learned to cook curries from his Indian friends and it became a family favourite. We grew and reared most of what we ate, which is something I’d like to do again, but I think I’m getting a bit long in the tooth to start setting up a small holding now.

        My ideal existence now, would be the old cottage on the outskirts of a small town, somewhere warmer than the UK or Ireland, not too far away from the sea. Quite boring and predictable really hahaha.

        Right I’ll have to come back and read again later, I need to make a start on dinner.

        Pleasure talking with you.

        Touch

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