Listening for the words in a quiet corner of the night. The fiction, poetry, and photography of Jason Evans.
My two boys are living that little poem right now. The last thing they feel is invincible.Are you still feeling a bit under the weather?
That house is heartbreaking. Invincibility never dies, of course, because it never really existed. But I know it can feel that way. Fevers in the night make us intimate with our deepest vulnerabilities. But I hope you're feeling a little stronger every morning, Jason. :)
It's getting a bit chilly in here...I still say that looks like the Hansel and Gretel cottage with a muggle-repellant charm on it.:)
Such true words. We can all feel invincible when our health is good. But let that suffer and suddenly mortality is closer than we'd like.
Very chilling words...because they are true. Glad you are doing better. :)
Kaycie, so sorry to hear that! Please keep those germs off of you! Nothing is worse than nursing everyone just to fall victim to it yourself. (I'm finally getting back to normal. Thanks!)Sarah, that house was quite a find. I turned up a dirt road and wound around through some stunning sights. And yes, you are absolutely right. I spent a good amount of time thinking about illness and its far worse forms over the past days.Aine, isn't it strange to see an old structure like that still mostly standing?! Usually, I think fire destroys the wooden parts, leaving the stone to weather away.Charles, such a sharp reminder. We would probably live our lives fuller if the lesson stayed more fresh.Kaye, thanks. :) Yes, I've finally started eating again. I'm hoping that tomorrow I'll be back to normal.
What a wonderful photo...with invincibility dying kind of like Ozymandias...
Too true. Great photo.
Jason, The photo is amazing! I love it! And perfect for OCtober! It's kind of like the house from Blair Witch project. I had to read the poem a couple of times to really see the connection to the image and I think it is about nightmares, at least that is my interpretation. But I think thi is an instant where the power of the image stays with me longer than the words. It's just such a great shot! I'm jealous that you took it! ;o)
My first comment went pooof!!!! Hope you are back to feeling well Jason.Not good to read that you are suffering through another bout of this nasty illness.Take care, Hugs, Gwww.mypoeticpath.wordpress.com
Yogaforcynics, I like how life itself seems to be draining from the photo.Aggie, thanks. :)Ello, thank you! I've seen a fair number of ruins around Pennsylvania, but rarely one so intact. It's rather haunting. As for the photo, I nudged the colors to give it that diseased look with the reddish glow backlighting it in the forest.Geraldine, thank you for the well wishes. :) I'm finally back to normal, I think.
How invincibility dies - beautiful and heartbreaking...It reminds me of a non-fiction book I once read about the island of Crete in the times of king Minos. There is a tomb on the island, supposedly belonging to god Zeus for, the author comments, in Crete the gods, too, as the humans, are mortal... I was very moved by this.The photo is very interesting. Do you know anything about that house?
Jason,I see a contest in that photo: just saying ;-)The mind is invincible it's only the soma that wavers.Hope your mending.rel
Ah you have succumbed to the dreaded lurgi too. I spent 5 days last week aching and shivering. Hope you're feeling well now.That's a great photo - very atmospheric. It's got Horror Movie written all over it.
Vesper, much pathos in that sentiment. I can see why you were captivated. Thank you for sharing that.Remiman, a contest photo?? Hey, you may be right. Lots of good ideas in that one. :)Janey, sorry you were sick too! Gaaa. What a nasty illness. Not looking forward to the next time.
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