Monday Morning Musings:
Once my sister and I were chicks,
we sucked honeysuckle from vines,
and danced with bees on hot summer days.
Then I became many birds. . .
a robin, who sings in morning
a mother goose, swimming with her mate
telling stories to her children
and teaching them to swim and fly.
I became a heron,
standing at the water’s edge
as the frogs jump and ripples
flow in expanding circles
like raptors in the sky,
on a quest,
we all fly this path,
ignoring the owl’s night warning–
danger is coming, danger is here!
and hope like the phoenix, we’ll rise again.
So, I become the golden peacock, a light-seeker,
even as my many eyes cry for the lost,
I fly to worlds only imagined. . .
imagine them now–
for my star songs
I give them to you–
hold them near your heart,
feel them flutter
Like most people I’m heartsore and weary. Since November 2016, the majority of Americans have been in shock, but the situation in our country, and in the world, continues to deteriorate. I know I’m fortunate to have a home, a loving husband, daughters, sisters, and friends, and food to eat. I have places where I can walk without fear. But, I’m worn from taking care of my mom, worn from her dying, worn my cat dying, of so many people dying. . .while the lies and the lack of leadership here have led to more deaths. I don’t know how to express all this. There are others who can say it better, but I write in poetry. So this was today, my musing. (Some of the photos come from this week, and some are older photos.)
On an entirely different note because we all need escapes, Merril’s Movie Club: The Vast of Night, a new movie on Amazon is a lot of fun. We ordered takeout Saturday night and had a movie night. It’s sort of a retro sci-fi movie that pays homage to The Twilight Zone and old sci-fi movies. One review I read said something about how you’ve seen the story lots of times before, but it’s the way it’s told. We both enjoyed it a lot.
We also watched the show Undone on Amazon, and even though I’m not normally a fan of animated shows, this is such a Merril show. I learned that this type of animation is called rotoscoping. The show is funny, profound, weird, moving, and deals with moving through time and space, mental illness, deaf culture, indigenous cultures, family. . .each episode is less than half an hour.