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post #2231 of 2255 Old 10-03-2019, 02:33 PM
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Beautiful flowers! I love springtime and the bright, fresh colours. I'm less keen on autumn though; everything is dying back and the trees are changing and dropping their leaves. We had our first frost yesterday and today I could hear flocks of geese returning to the fields around the river for winter. At least i can have a second spring through your posts .

This photo was taken a few days ago. The walnut trees aren't showing the same colour as those in the area but the rest of the garden is ready to be cut back. I hasten to add that it's not my garden, it's part of the grounds at work and i love sitting in it throughout the year. My own garden has been cleared for winter.
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That's gorgeous, @Caledonian ! Is that a broken-off Iona cross in the middle?

It is a good busy, @Knave ! And your article looks fabulous and reads beautifully!

I'm doing some music reviewing at the moment, on a B-sides box set by The Cure. Every now and then a song comes along that just makes you go wow!!! This is one like that for me... this song just leapt out at me, first musically, then lyrically. I love the creation of atmosphere on this track, the spooky, dislocated feel. This fits the lyrics to a T - a very cleverly written Jekyll & Hyde number - dealing with the dark side of your personality...


POSSESSION

The other one feeds on my hesitation
Grows inside of my trepidation
Buries his claws in my dislocation
I whisper your name to lose control

I take a step and over my shoulder
His roll-white eyes shine wilder and bolder
His snow-white thighs press closer and colder
Murmur in me to let him go

The other one thrives on my desperation
Fills me up with my intoxication
Sinks his teeth in my deviation
Suffering me to lose control

Hold my mouth, taste his breath
Hissing, breathing are the same
Snakes its sound inside my head
Sickening me to let him go

I take a step and over my shoulder
His pain-white eyes shine wilder and bolder
His stain-white thighs press closer and colder
Murdering me to let him go

I try to resist the gruesome kiss
I twist to deny the blood-hot bliss
But I always feel myself becoming him
And the last thing I remember
It isn't me, it isn't me, it isn't me

But then it never is...


Now there's something to get your teeth into.

When I was listening to this track, I was reminded of another song, very different musically, which also deals with this general theme, but in a very different way. I love the twist at the end - the whole way through, when I first heard it, I thought he was talking about his father.


The self, having a shadow, and how to manage all of that...

Brett also reminded me of the Billy Joel song The Stranger, on a similar theme: Billy Joel - The Stranger Lyrics | MetroLyrics

Anyone got any good "dealing with your shadow" songs?

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Thank you!! I guess it is real now.
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Am I not your own donkey, which you have always ridden, to this day? Have I been in the habit of doing this to you? - Balaamís Donkey
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If a tree falls in the forest...
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@SueC - It's an obelisk sundial from the late 1600s. This type is unique to Scotland and i don't think many were made or survive. It should be at least double the height. The upper part is in storage. Both parts have similar shapes on the panels - bowls, circles with grooves, hearts, triangles, rectangles and raised lines. Apparently they're dials but I've no idea how to read them!
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Wow, that looks like a beautiful hike. Great pictures.
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