Footage of the Challenge from the launch, Corliss Landing, Folly Cove (very dramatic), Gap Cove and the finish at Pavilion Beach.
“THERE was a time when meadow, grove, and stream,
The earth, and every common sight,
To me did seem
Apparell’d in celestial light,
The glory and the freshness of a dream.”
From Ode: Intimations of Immortality, William Wordsworth
An ant, with sense of purpose,
scurries across the floor.
I raise my foot.
© 2015 Marty Luster
I shot this photo of a dragonfly ten years ago, when it was easier than it is now for me to crawl on my hands and knees chasing little critters through the weeds. The image reminds me of a wonderful haiku by Chiyo, a Japanese poet who died in 1775.
The poem’s meaning becomes clear and poignant when we are told that it was written upon the death of Chiyo’s young son. The poet then became a nun.
Have you gone?
If you have visited the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, you know first hand the emotions and memories it evokes. A visit to The “Wall That Heals,” a 1/2 size replica of the Memorial now on display at the Fuller School site, is no less evocative. In a short slide show, I have tried to capture some of the emotions and sensibilities that envelop most visitors. Each person brings his or her own memories and wounds, physical and emotional, of that era. It is truly a place that heals.
The display will be here through Sunday, June12.
The “Wall That Heals,” a 250 foot long replica of the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial in Washington D.C. has arrived in Gloucester. Read all about it here.