Four Photographs

It is not the simple snapshots we have taken that are real…

it is flux, it is change that is real.

            — Henri Bergson

I.

picture a moment of surf scattered sun

poured in a bottle corked and sealed with wax

carried on the tide bobbing about the

constant current of time’s ceaseless flow

II.

picture a moment in black and white brandished

inside a boxcar of a travelling train

gliding on greased tracks onward

into dawn into dazzling day into falling night

III.

picture a moment snapped from space

the spinning world in silent stillness

while time’s unceasing symphony sings on strings

and wind and brass among the swirling stars

IV.

picture a moment at a park where children play

with the perfect ignorance of an unwound watch

while the ticking clock still clicks onward

long after youth left that morning to memory

 

©Jedidiah Paschall   April 28, 2020

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I live in Southern California and am the father of three incredible kids. I come from a Reformed background but my own Christian convictions have developed in a far more eclectic direction. I am an author, and I work as a consultant in a few business sectors (primarily related to green technology) and I am also a freelance copywriter.

One thought on “Four Photographs

  1. Hi Jed, I see them all in my mind’s eye. The best is the idea of ignorance to the unwound watch. That is why days sped up from childhood. We didn’t worry about time, we used it.

    Thanks,

    Gary

    On Tue, Apr 28, 2020 at 12:39 PM ST. JUDE’S TAVERN wrote:

    > jedidiahpaschall posted: “It is not the… simple snapshots we have taken… > that are real… it is flux… it is change that is real. — Henri > Bergson I. picture a moment of surf scattered sun poured in a bottle corked > and sealed with wax carried on the tide bobbing abo” >

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