Wednesday, July 14, 2010

the fence line

fence lines divide
separate


i like to know all sides to a story
so i cross the line


because it is very worth it





14 comments:

angryparsnip said...

Lovely post.
It looks like many others have crossed over the line too.

cheers, parsnip

steven said...

i love company - even when it's already been and gone before me!!! have a lovely day. steven

Von said...

Beautiful!

steven said...

hey von thanks!!! steven

Noelle Renee said...

Hello Steven,
Welcome Back! Well this reminds me a bit of Robert Frost's poem "Mending Wall" "Something there is that doesn't love a wall." The two men in the poem walk the line mounting boulders between them, making sure not one stone falls on the wrong side, yet he makes jest of it as he talks of its significance as a tradition. It is the crossing over that asks for risk and takes courage! And what a lovely thing you discovered on the other side. thanks for the wonderful post.
Noelle
http://theangelswearfins.blogspot.com/

Bonnie said...

creative minds must cross arbitrary barriers ...

Elisabeth said...

Summer flowers and barbed wire - what a contrast.

Meri said...

Can one ever know all sides of a story? Does the story have its own view of itself?

steven said...

hi noelle thanks for the welcome back!! i think curiousity is what this piece is about. i've always wanted to know more about what's on the other side of anything. partly to unpack the reason for the existence of the barrier and partly to know what else there is. steven

steven said...

bonnie i know through my own experience that i have to agree! steven

steven said...

cool questions meri. i think the answer to the first question is no. as soon as you become a part of something it changes. so it's not a fixed piece - a story that is. the second question is really sweet. i'd answer yes without knowing why but intuiting that that feels right. steven

Joanna said...

Hi Steven, the fence line is just a beautiful image. It makes me think of Laura Smith's song "My Gate's Wide Open, which includes some lyrics about lines, including fence lines. Are you familiar with her music? She is an amazing song writer.

How was your ride?

Joanna said...

Hi Steven, the fence line is just a beautiful image. It makes me think of Laura Smith's song "My Gate's Wide Open, which includes some lyrics about lines, including fence lines. Are you familiar with her music? She is an amazing song writer.

How was your ride?

steven said...

hi joanna thanks for the link to laura smith and also for asking after the ride. the ride was massive, overwhelming, a very long way (over 1100 km), very hot, very beautiful, very fun, very doable again. if you nip over to my cycling blog (linked in the top right hand corner of this one) you'll see that i've started to post photos and stories from the trip. thanks again for your support - very much! steven