Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Pink Clouds over Gull Pond/John Bayley/Solace

John Bayley, who wrote the beautiful Elegy for Iris, a memoir about his wife, novelist Iris Murdoch, mentions somewhere "the inevitable solace that right language brings."  Elegy for Iris thus would be solace beyond solace.

The clouds I photographed?  Well, these late November/early December days rush toward winter's solstice in ever increasing darkness.  The often splendid sunsets are a solace against the quick plunge into the sadness of a 430pm darkness.

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