TRIUMPH OF SPIRIT IN LOVE, NATURE & ART

Windows into Worlds: The Lighthouse

   A night of mania with no sleep

 the wee hours on the computer

running on empty and

bordering on irascibility

my stirrings awaken my husband

 a pre-dawn breakfast and a visit to

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The Saugerties Lighthouse at 7 A.M.

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What drama plays out behind lace curtains?

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A beacon of light from the Inside,

Someone stirs…

16 responses

  1. Genie

    How do you know it os mania that is keeping you awake?
    Perhaps you are feeling the horror going on in Gaza.
    …we are all one and: an injury to one is an injury to all.

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    July 29, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    • Possibly. How can one not be aghast at all that is going on!

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      July 29, 2014 at 10:13 AM

  2. I would move there in a moment

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    July 29, 2014 at 12:54 PM

    • Really, Paul, yes it is beautiful. But I don’t think there is any indoor plumbing. Still it has its siren call.

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      July 29, 2014 at 3:11 PM

  3. Beautiful poem. It takes you on a journey, to a mysterious land in the end.

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    July 29, 2014 at 1:12 PM

    • Thank you, Violet! Glad you got something out of it.

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      July 29, 2014 at 3:15 PM

  4. Beautiful. Am I not the only one struggling with manic (now depressive but still obsessive) symptoms? Take care of youself. Thank you once again for your artful use of language and image.

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    July 29, 2014 at 2:46 PM

    • Thank you, Kitt, for your concern. I am both manic and depressed. Aside from forgetting meds, my husband had an asthma attack Fri. night and is still not feeling well. ANYTHING wrong with husband and wife goes over the edge. I hope you feel better real soon. And thanks for the compliment on the pix and sort of poem. Take care, Ellen

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      July 29, 2014 at 3:14 PM

      • Mixed episodes are the worst. Yes, when the one we love is ill, it affects us deeply. Very unsettling. I hope for the best for both you and your husband. Does he have a nebulizer and albuterol?

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        July 29, 2014 at 5:10 PM

      • Thanks for your understanding and concern. Seems like he was sick on top of the asthma attack and is feeling better now. He has albuterol but no nebulizer. He has a daily inhaler. It has been so d**** humid here that it is hard to breathe and he has the equivalent of one lung because of genetic defect and he helped a neighbor carry groceries up to the 6th floor on an airless night because the elevator was broken. I am trying to tell him he is not a kid anymore at 61!!! Will look up nebulizers. Thanks for the tip and for “listening.”

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        July 29, 2014 at 8:22 PM

      • The last time a virus went to my lungs I had my allergist prescribe a nebulizer. It delivers a heavy dose of albuterol steam. Rx needed.

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        July 29, 2014 at 9:24 PM

      • Thank you, Kate, good to know about. We’ll see. I am not dealing with a very compliant patient. But I will keep that in mind.

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        July 30, 2014 at 10:00 AM

      • Best of luck with your non-compliant patient/husband.

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        July 30, 2014 at 1:35 PM

      • Thank you, Kitt!!

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        July 30, 2014 at 1:50 PM

  5. Thanks for taking us along with you. Hope you sleep better tonight.

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    July 30, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    • Thanks so much, Richard. Glad you enjoyed the trip.

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      July 30, 2014 at 5:56 PM

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