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CaptainVertigo
2010-02-07 01:08:52
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The world will little note nor long remember what we say here. Unlike books, which are both objects and ideas, netpages float like the mountains of Avatar, and possess a transitory quality. I am struck tonight by the counterpoint of the fleeting moment which is never quite grasped , and its eternal backdrop: the glory and the tragedy combined as hillfolk walk astride our western mountains and contemplate their short butterfly days. This morning I read aloud to my stunned wife Black Cra's 2005 piece on Mweelrea. I found it difficult to stop my voice from cracking with emotion...This short masterpiece, begging for a Luther King to deliver it, is Joycean in its riches. I quote a portion: "Then, the contrast of a long trail across nothingness, and suddenly beneath the mist, what everything from here to there and from now until then is about, the glittering golden edge of Tir na nOg. To a child of the gentle Solway, of pastel greens and blues and Southern breezes, this introduction to real ocean will go with me to the gats. Still, I see golden islands in ink blue depths and the world’s end of a culture that stretched from the Caucasus; diverse but more cohesive than any empire. I could visit in a bit of vis but I doubt if she’d be so melodramatic. I recall an outward bound centre resonating with kee-ho-ing weans and some lightfooted parking between it and the lough, a thing called “the ramp” by which our kind ascend and descend, but where in the blackness I thought I spied my own death." It grieves me to think that writing of this quality may dissappear into the ether. How can it be harvested for future generations?
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