Monday, March 15, 2010
The Stars Are Out Tonight
Mother loved to pose my sister and I in the crook of the big tree in the front yard, the one overgrown by oak and brush. You'd have to pick your way through the weeds and rocks to get to the center where you'd sit for the long minutes it took to get the picture. Mother let many snakes out by this tree, the ones she didn't kill and use for decorations, saying that they deserved a good life in nature. The tree sat pretty close to our house and needless to say, I felt as if these creatures might find their way back to our abode where they would try to enjoy the good life in our house.
These tree pictures always had a haunted look, mostly because of the fear of sitting in a place where you couldn't see what was under your feet. The rustling could be anything. I thought of that old Vacation Bible School song about the wise man building his house upon the rock and the foolish man building his house upon the sand. What if you built your house on something you couldn't understand?
Michelle's Spell of the Day
"He sees the city asleep at night/ He sees the stars are out tonight/ And all of it is yours and mine." Iggy Pop
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Also check out The J Spot for a great post on Iggy by my dear Jodi!
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