sometimes, when autumn happens to be the last autumn...

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    I think today has been the final day of the golden autumn in Bucovina, as the other autumn, the one of wet, gray cotton, cranky and grumpy like an old hag, is already rolling down about. Holiday. Naturally, no one was expected to be wandering the woods, except for a resentful photographer maybe, angling for a purple leaf or a backlighting obese spider, for a pool in which were mirrored the quivering coppered reflexions of the oak branches guarding there, or even the cluster of spruce trees on the right side of the road. I was envisioning the red and the yellow, the green and the blue, the stillness and the spring yearning coming from Gaëtan Bourque’s autumns. He left a couple of days ago to charm the angels with the other Heaven’s sights, the one beyond the haze. And swiftly, the white-horse- drawn cart made its appearance without any introduction, except for the echo of the voices and the springy trot into the stiff dust. To place my camera onto my eye took long moments. I could’t say for sure whether it was a dream or what... I meant... no cart had any reason to be there in the woods, in the very St. Parascheva’s Day, right where I was wondering myself why autumns came during the autumn time, why leaves would float down the bluish slide of the ice-like sun rays, in a time when there was so much stillness and yearning around, and the only move you could imagine was that of the thought that autumn had come again. Sometimes, one autumn happened to be the last one...

    Poate că asta a fost ultima zi de toamnă aurie prin Bucovina , că deja se rostogoleşte pe-aici cealaltă toamnă, aceea din vată udă, gri, ţâfnoasă şi ursuză ca o bufniţă bătrână. Era zi de sărbătoare şi, prin urmare, era de aşteptat să nu găseşti pe nimeni hălăduind prin pădure în afara vreunui fotograf frustrat, poate, în căutarea unei frunze mov, a unui păianjen obez în contré-jour sau a unei bălţi cu reflexele arămii, tremurate, ale crengilor stejarului de colo, ori ale pâlcului de fagi din dreapta drumului. Mă gândeam la roşul, şi la galbenul, şi la verdele, şi la albastrul, şi la liniştea, şi la dorul de primăvară din toamnele lui Gaëtan Bourque, plecat de câteva zile să încânte îngerii cu peisaje din celălalt Rai, acela de dincolo de ceaţă. Şi, deodată, fără mare introducere, doar în ecoul vocilor şi-al trapului săltat prin colbul inert, a apărut din umbra pădurii... căruţa cu cal alb. Până am dus aparatul la ochi mi-a luat o veşnicie, că nu ştiam sigur dacă nu-i un vis. Asta spuneam, că n-avea ce căuta o căruţă în pădure, în zi de Sfânta Paraschiva, exact în locul în care mă-ntrebam eu de ce e toamnă când e toamnă şi de ce alunecă frunzele pe funicularul albăstriu al razelor ca de gheaţă, când e atât de linişte şi de dor în jur, că singura mişcare pe care ţi-ai imagina-o e cea a gândului că iar e toamnă şi că iată, uneori, toamna se întâmplă să fie ultima toamnă...

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    1. RamjetDK 42 months ago | reply


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      i am loving this...so dramatic and lovely !!

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    13. Håkon Iversen Photog - On and off Flickr 42 months ago | reply

      P E R F E C T !!!
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    14. romanian_tragedy 26 months ago | reply

      Sunt atat de mandra ca ceea ce tu ai fotografiat aici este casa mea...si pentru ca mi-ai adus aminte atat de frumos de acasa maine merg si eu intr-acolo.

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