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Bowl of Apples 115/365

"The rain, it started tapping on the window near my bed. There was a loophole in my dreaming, so I got out of it. And to my surprise my eyes were wide and already open. Just my nightstand and my dresser where those nightmares had just been.

 

So I dressed myself and left them, out into the gray streets. But everything seemed different and completely new to me. The sky, the trees,

houses, buildings, even my own body. And each person I encountered, I couldn't wait to meet.

 

And I came upon a doctor who appeared in quite poor health. I said "there is nothing that I can do for you that you can't do for yourself." He said "Oh yes you can. Just hold my hand. I think that would help." So I sat with him a while and then I asked him how he felt. He said, "I think I'm cured. In fact, I'm sure. Thank you stranger, for your therapeutic smile."

 

So that is how I learned the lesson that everyone is alone. And your eyes must do some raining if you are ever going to grow. But when crying don't help and you can't compose yourself, it's best to compose a poem, an honest verse of longing or a simple song of hope. And that's why I'm singing, "Baby, don't worry, cause now I got you back. And every time you feel like crying, I'm gonna try and make you laugh. And if I can't, if it just hurts too bad, then we will wait for it to pass, and I will keep you company through those days so long and black. And we'll just keep working on the problem we know we'll never solve, of Love's uneven remainder, our lives are fractions of a whole."

 

But if the world could remain within a frame like a painting on a wall. Then I think we would see the beauty then. We would stand staring in awe at our still lives posed like a bowl of oranges, like a story told by the fault lines and the soil."

 

I know it's called "Bowl of Oranges", but any reference to a bowl of fruit makes me think of this song. I love the lyrics :-)

 

It has been mega cold again today. It snowed a bit, but only about 1/2". The snow seems to be missing Manchester this time, which is good in that it means I am not getting snowed in the house, but I was kind of looking forward to taking some snow pictures for my 365!

 

My riding lesson was cancelled tonight, I was kind of glad really as I didn't really fancy sitting on top of a horse walking round a frozen slippery school with minus 10C winds whipping my face!

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Taken on November 30, 2010