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BleckCra
2013-05-25 16:18:05
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IN ARCADIA
There comes a point where some of us wise up - where we put aside our contrariness and learn to see our world as it is - and it is completely wonderful.
We start to see that every day is a good day, be thankful for it and revel in it - but as each hour, each minute, each second takes us farther away from our childhood, we forget there were also once truly special days.
Days that were given to us then, to comfort us later, in the face of misplaced disappointment and self-righteousness.
So why do so few of us ever get these special days again? Simply because we have taken ourselves off the market.
In a strategy straight out of Fortune's handbook and as usual entirely concealed from us, I find myself yesterday in the bittersweet thrall of such a day.
Sweet that Mother Mourne gave me a day from Heaven, across its glittering bogs, its crystal rivers and its windblown tops; sweet that for twelve hours the clock never ticked so much as a tock; and sweetest, for me and all of it to be in the gentle, warm keeping of a timeless, golden, changeling child.
... and bitter of course...because although once it struck as heavy as the noonday sun, now like spindrift across the sound......, it is gone.
Special days like these can still capture us all - but only if we put ourselves in the frame.
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