Monday, April 14, 2008

Autumn Sonata, or Kodak carousel slide projector (discontinued October 2004), or Do you remember?

Sitting in the dark, the sequence of images flicker and flit across the screen, some holding there a beat too long, others never enough. Dusty darkness, dusty past, never past enough, never near enough, gone, extinguished, when lights come up and the lamp is off.

Winter nights, the fan rumbles on, cooling the machine, after the images are gone, but the air it blows on me is hot, hot in the cool, lonely air, wishing for more, more time to stay awake before it's time for bed, more joys, more sadness worth living.

bb

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

"more joys, more sadness worth living"... dear BB, this is magical!
xox
Mia

Bombay Beauty said...

Thanks Mia -- Bergman seems always to reach deep into me... xoxo BB

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