On the Porch

Communing with the moon and stars (and all pieces of nature) is very special to me and is a direct connection to the Divine and all of its magical glory.  Are you saying that you are feeling this as devotional?  If you don’t mind could you say a little more?

Yes, I can say more about what I referred to on the call.  Thanks for asking. What happens is I’m at the party talking, listening, sighing, laughing, snacking, dancing, singing along and after a couple hours I step out on to the porch headed for my truck thinking I’ve been having fun before when suddenly a whole new sensibility opens up in me; my belly relaxes, my heart opens and my whole  body comes much more alive as I feel the cool night air caress my face and the quiet of the darkness cloaks me in the tenderest embrace.  The deep sky beckons and I notice the large tree across the fence a silent sentinel to a hundred autumns like this one, a  witness to how many lightning strikes, how many assaults, how many first kisses, how many last breaths?  The half moon is emerging from a cloud and also silhouettes the telephone line running through the ancient tree carrying conversations everywhere from Sioux City to the Seychelles bearing words of hope, boredom, impatience, compassion, amorous longing, betrayal, dread and delight.  The tree extends as far under the earth as it does above, its roots penetrating deeply into the moist, fecund soil which is filled with numberless tiny insects, bacteria and fungi all endlessly and rapaciously feeding on the dying detritus of the life above and tonight they are feasting on the life blood of the opossum run over by the Buick Le Sabre that just flashed by.  All this and more is pouring through me and this life and this world seem so incredibly precious and poignant and overflowing with exquisite beauty and exquisite pain and the two are locked in each other’s arms and a ferocious love of the whole throbbing, glorious, ghastly reality that is this existence incinerates this Steve Boggs character and the limited and the limitless are a little difficult to distinguish.

© Steve Boggs   2012

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