Monday, December 10, 2007

exhilaration, unfallen, relativity

Twice recently, this morning included, I have seen a car drive past with a dog sticking its head out of the front passenger window, its fur and ears flowing back, its eyes narrowed in the slip stream. I share the exhilaration which it must feel.

One bright red apple remains on a tree in the front garden of a neighbouring house. It is not attached to a branch but rests on the fork of two branches where it has fallen. Even the recent strong winds have not dislodged it.

When you watch a train move forward alongside the train on which you are sitting, and you think your train is moving, but it is not.

3 comments:

tristan said...

an illusion that startled me this week ... whilst driving slowly towards a large traffic sign which gradually loomed to fill my field of vision, in such a way that the large rectangular building about three hundred yards behind it seemed to be retreating for a few moments

'soulless' said...

Hullo, Joe. Thank you for dropping by my site; it's been an honor. My trip to yours has been 'exhilarating' as well. ;) You have an interesting format (three words, three paragraphs, with story-telling and/or introspection here and there) for your blog posts. A useful anchor or focus for the reader. Enjoyable for me!

I've also spied, on your sidebar, a link to your poetry site, which I've scanned (ah, heaven); I'll be pouring over your works for sure. Cheers!

Plutarch said...

I was driving on the M25 one strange evening when I saw a huge bank of cloud rising above the skyline. Against it I could see the headlamps of cars moving beneath it. For several minutes I came to believe that I was in another country, and that the cloud was the side of a massive mountain.

Thank you for visiting, 'souless, and for your kind comments.