Friday, April 8, 2011

Going Home Soon


Journal Entry; Amelia Court House, Virginia; April 2, 1865

   Eye bleary, battle weary; siege surrounds our last nights, our final flight to Danville.
   Cricket rhythm far and faintly fills the ravine to the east; Cheshire moon to the west; dying campfire crickcrackles at my side.
   April, my favorite month before the storm of war; the spring rains of restoration. Tonight, the scent of approaching rain reaches me, quenches me; satiates me, yet the belly rumbles, grumbles, drawing a ration of only three cracker crumbles since last week.
   No food, no fuel, so burn the train at Danville. If I cannot ride home, I will walk the sixty miles due north from this little courthouse. Going home soon, it seems, to the Virginia hills or the vault of heaven.



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4 comments:

  1. Your words, your writing, the collages, the thoughts,the creativity...I could go on & on. your phrasing, the emotions felt, the perspectives, the insights - the refection these bring...such sadness that we need to acknowledge, not just at this point in time, but in human responses-the actions taken.
    One of my hopes, my wishes is that you know how powerful your reach is - with your writing & art.
    Sir, I am at a loss for words to do your project justice.
    Personally I love it, and am lost in the magic you have created-therefore never the same after partaking of your creation
    I salute you. Cheers!

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  2. Jo, I thank you deeply, completely for your support over these months. Due to deadlines, I am near the end of this project; otherwise I will never get the actual art parts finished by September. I do think I might continue the story, as it allows me to step back into the past to see the present more clearly.

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  3. and i hope that it is the virginia hills, for i want this story to continue...

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  4. As enrapturing as always, dear one..as always.

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