Winter night

Usually six stacked shadows precede my path on the final leg of my journey home.

Last night, the path was dimly lit. Filtered light finding it’s way through surrounding vegetation on the boundary of the adjacent Fort Street High School.

The apex of the bridge provided two spotlights; nowhere near enough to light the serpentine structure.

The crossing over the Parramatta Road is usually well illuminated from six floodlights mounted high up on the side of the orange Kennards Self Storage building.

Is this a sign?

Shadows of the past

When memories stir, 
Confused feelings occur. 

Of a time gone by;

Thoughts of emotions, running high.

Attached to people and things:

Two chairs; a desk; a book of secrets sings;

Remonstrations falling on deaf ears. 

The screams inside that nobody hears, 

Due to naivety, self delusion and grief. 

Nothing seems to bring relief,

A spiralling descent away from light. 

No energy to fight nor for flight.  

Time and life have healed the blight. 

Knowing and accepting myself, day and night,

And my partner’s love and support,

During battles waged and darkness fought. 

Spectral crown

When I saw candlelight refracted through a water glass onto a tablecloth at home my imagination was piqued. What if this a glimpse of something from another realm; a spectral crown from an unseen dimension………..

Aperol Spritz anyone?

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I agree that in the main, less is more; I have cropped this image a little. I didn’t want to lose: the sources of coloured light; the mixing of the colours; the effect of light on the pressed metal ceiling, the person providing scale; and the red chair at the top of the stairs.

This bar is in one of our favourites in Leichhardt, Australia, Aperitivo, bar, restaurant, pizzeria.

http://aperitivo.com.au

Crossing between

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As we walked toward a path sheltered by trees I spied columns of light. A closer look revealed a tunnel under the light rail line. The mosaic tiled walls and path are cleverly lit from the floor.

This is part of one of the routes from Leichhardt to Haberfield, Sydney, Australia.

Cheerful corner

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This is a glimpse of the morning sun pouring through stained glass in the door that goes to the front garden. The light is diffused as it passes through a curtain decorated with appliquéd leaves in shades of green. Combined with the wall colour, candle sticks and Cirque du Soleil painting; a warming church-like scene.

I find the term ‘drawing-room’ a trifle pretentious, however after dinner we do withdraw to this east facing, cheerful, cosy and comfortable place.

Being present

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A moment forward
Hasn’t happened yet
A moment backwards
May as well forget

Light advances
Darkness recedes
Takes life’s chances
He who succeeds

Living in the now
Releases my strife
Being strong somehow
By accepting life

(c) Robert Jones 2014, All Rights Reserved