Wednesday, February 09, 2011

A Few Words On A Wednesday

If you click on the photo, you'll see Roger in the kitchen doing the dishes. I love this perspective, how the eastern sky at sunset fills the rest of the photo, and Roger in the window. The entire sky in every direction was full of deep hued colors that evening. A clear winter sky. The other day a line from a Joni Mitchell song popped into my head. It was, "or me here least of all." So, I googled that and found the song "Refuge of the Road." The particular stanza goes like this:

In a highway service station
Over the month of June
Was a photograph of the earth
Taken coming back from the moon
And you couldn't see a city
On that marbled bowling ball
Or a forest or a highway
Or me here least of all...

Lately I've been looking at pictures of the Milky Way Galaxy and our solar system. I remember that I once read somewhere, long before the internet (can you imagine?) that it would be almost impossible to draw or paint a real perspective of the Milky Way and our little planet Earth, unless the canvas was as big as a football field. I liked that so much. Especially in the context of "me here least of all..."

Roger starts his week off from chemo today. On February 16th he starts the last two weeks. We are counting down the days.


  1. Love that song! Will be holding good thoughts for you and Roger in the coming week!


  2. Wonderful image, and connection to one of the most beautiful songs ever...
    Peace and love to you guys.

  3. What an amazing photo that has it all. Roger doing the dishes makes him quite sexy and sweet.
    Love those words and thoughts. Too bad the world leaders can't unpuff long enough to realize how small they and we are.
    We are counting with you. Soon.

  4. Which is more amazing? The sky or a man doing the dishes? LOL! Great photo!

  5. The quality of your photos always impresses me. Nice sky to the east. Is that a common occurence? Here, it happens only occasionally.

    It would seem that every single thing in the Universe is rather insignificant. But put it all together and the whole mess is pretty impressive. I don't worry about how small it proves I/we are. I just relish the notion I /we are part of it at all.

  6. I agree with MRMacrum about the photos!!

  7. That was a good photo and wouldn't have been nearly as wonderful if the light hadn't been on in the house with someone there. The tininess and the awesomeness side by side. And good on the chemo almost ending :)

  8. As Rain as commented, roger in the warmly lit kitchen really makes this photo something else.

    Good to hear that roger is in the homestretch with the chemo. I'm sure it will be a terrific feeling to see the last of that.

  9. Thanks for your comments, friends. I'm so glad you like this photo. The sky is often colorful in all directions at sunset, and the colors are quite different. More orange, fiery, and golden in the west and pinker in the east.

    I usually go out back to photograph the sky, but the whole sky was lit up, so I went out front for the shot. I didn't even notice Roger in the photo until I downloaded the pics. Seeing him in the photo made it something else entirely. I loved it.

  10. I love this photo! Amazing! Heartening!

  11. That's worth printing up large and framing. It's a beautiful photo, and it ties Roger to the earth and sky. He belongs (as do we all).

    I saw the eastern sky glow pink late yesterday afternoon as I was walking the dogs--nothing like your lovely saturated colors, but we have loads of light pollution where I live. I like to think that you can look out, three hours later, and see the same lovely colors I saw earlier in the day. The sky really does wrap us in one large hug together.

  12. the photograph expresses the song beautifully, Robin.

    I had this song going through my head yesterday,
    "Now don't hang on
    Nothing lasts forever but the Earth and Sky
    It slips away
    And all your money won't another minute buy

    Dust in the wind
    All we are is dust in the wind
    All we are is dust in the wind"

    hmmm...feeling small and inconsequential.....

  13. This photo, this post, these comments . . . I'm sitting her blubbing - overwhelmed.

  14. Oops, that was me blubbing.

  15. Beautiful photograph

  16. loved everything about this post!

    and roger surrounded by that beautiful winter sky is the real dessert!

  17. thank you for sharing your colorful sky, your warm life, and the beautiful connections you make

  18. Good luck, Roger. That photo is amazing too.