Have legs, will amble

It’s that time again, for branches to emerge as spindly remembrances of their former, leafy selves.

No doubt some of the former fall foliage was blown away by the storms of the past fortnight…

This, taken just days after Sandy blew through town. Awe, again.

So much we have to trust, simply to live through our daily day
without sinking through the earth!
Trust the snow clinging to the mountain slope over the village.
Trust the promises of silence and smiles of understanding,
trust that the accident telegram isn’t for us and that the sudden
axe-blow from within won’t come.
Trust the wheel-axles that carry us on the highway in the middle
of the three-hundred-times magnified bee swarm of steel.
But none of that is really worth our confidence.
The five strings say we can trust something else.
Trust what? Something else, and they follow us part of the way
As when the lights turn off in the stair-well and the hand follows
— with confidence — the blind handrail that finds its way in
the dark.

Another bit from Tranströmer’s “Schubertiana”

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4 Responses to Have legs, will amble

  1. Veena says:

    The picture of the lake is simply gorgeous! I love this season. I wish I had a way to stop and see more leaves…

  2. Bushu says:

    Yes the picture with the fall colors is beautiful.. I like it when autumn begins but as the leaves fade away and leave just those empty branches it makes me sad.. but the other part which makes these months made me celebrate makes it all worth it..

  3. Gorgeous pictures: and it is amazing what we humans will trust without questioning, isn’t it? Very Daniel Goleman.

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