We are so Lightly Here.
It is in Love
That We are Made ~
~ Leonard Cohen
This entry was posted on August 21, 2017 by Sister Madly. It was filed under Life and was tagged with beauty, culture, dark, eclipse, love, nature, pathoftotality, photography, poetry, relationships, science, spirituality, writing.
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The Sister — and Our Collective Man, Leonard Cohen — have spoken!
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August 21, 2017 at 8:11 PM
Tranquil!! Did you happen to catch the solar eclipse. I heard Oregon is the first state to see it. I hope you did😊
August 22, 2017 at 12:17 AM
Yes, I did! It wasn’t total where I was, but got pretty dim. Been waiting about 7 years for this, when I first heard about it.
Now I need something else to look forward to. ;c)
August 22, 2017 at 10:07 AM
These photos are absolutely gorgeous! I was in the states just a few days ago, I should have planned to leave after the eclipse!
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August 22, 2017 at 2:03 PM
Thank you! It was awesome to see. I hope you get a chance to experience it in the relatively near future. ;c)
August 22, 2017 at 4:10 PM
Excellent shots! 🙂 Fabulous work!
August 26, 2017 at 10:25 AM
Thank you kindly!! ;c)
August 26, 2017 at 1:58 PM
We got the Lunar eclipse, here on the other side, and as it happens, total cloud cover too.
It still disturbed quite a few people who are disturbable by that sort of thing.
Curiously enough, aligned as I am with Moonlight, it didn’t bother me in the slightest.
I figure “This too will pass,” is the hub around which all things orbit… after all, the big hand is eclipsed by the little hand every 65 minutes, and yet the trains still run on time – except for in the UK of course, where they still don’t.
August 27, 2017 at 12:22 AM
It’s easy for the disturbed to blame the moon, as the moon can only smile in return.
I’ll have to remember that train thing should I ever visit the UK.
August 27, 2017 at 10:34 AM
I’m a bit fuzzy with this ‘train on time’ thing…… Does it actually happen? XD
September 5, 2017 at 11:53 AM
Oh yes, or so I’ve been told. It’s all a matter of perspective – in Switzerland, where they pride themselves on their precision timepieces, the trains apparently run to the second. Those countries that share a border with the Swiss are obviously motivated to keep up.
In Senegal, when enquiring about the next train from Tambacounda to Dakar, the reply was simply “Jeudi” and there is a fair chance they hit that target. Probably. To within a week or so. Who cares?
In the UK however, where there are penalties for train operators who run a substandard service, any train less than 5 minutes late is considered “On Time”, and any train more than 20 minutes late is either “Rescheduled” or simply cancelled. I have no idea what happens to the passengers already travelling on board a train that suddenly ceases to be part of the scheduled service, but at least the company performance statistics appear healthy.
Generally speaking it was quicker and more reliable to drive, and certainly cheaper unless you were a disabled student with a discount railcard and you booked 6 months in advance to travel on a wet Thursday afternoon, avoiding London, with no buffet car, and your journey was completed before midnight. (There was that nasty affair with a carriage that turned into a pumpkin…)
And in New Zealand, the main line – OK the only line – fell into the sea last November and hasn’t been seen since. I think it still works on the other island, which doesn’t wobble quite so much.
All in all, the quietest, cheapest and against all probability cleanest train journey I have taken was in…. Senegal. Yay! Go Colonials!
September 8, 2017 at 5:24 PM
My apologies, Raven. My sarcasm doesn’t carry across well on the internet. Being a Brit, I’m fully aware of how unreliable and over priced our train services are. When I lived in London for a couple of years, I had never heard of a train being late “Due to the wrong type of leaf on the tracks.” I mean, seriously, what the actual hell!?
But when they do work properly and on time, it goes well indeed.
September 9, 2017 at 2:22 AM
Oh, no apology required Sir; I understood you perfectly. Just playing to the crowd, in the fine tradition of stand up double acts. You fed me a line, and I ran with it. (“It was a train line!” “Well I can see why you had to run then… Boom Boom!”)
I say, I say, I say, what is the difference between classic comedy and British trains?….
Oh, that only works with the proper delivery.
September 10, 2017 at 12:52 PM
I approve of this. Raven, you are on my wavelength! WordPress has changed slightly, I think I pressed the approve button…. not sure if it worked.
September 10, 2017 at 2:10 PM
September 5, 2017 at 11:51 AM
I think the sun should have phases like the moon.
September 5, 2017 at 2:05 PM
YES! How freaky would that be? It would also mean long periods of darkness…… Better get my sunglasses, and hair Robert Smith would be proud of.
September 5, 2017 at 2:10 PM
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