Friday, September 23, 2011

A garden imagined

Finnegan Quidnunc cried in anguish. He had lost something which he was certain he would never regain. But what was it? A lithesome butterfly coquetting around the garden landed with such portent that he was inclined to think that it meant something. He studied meticulously, both day and night, a hance on the index finger of his left hand, and though slight, it made him believe that he was not the same person he was a fortnight ago. The gaunt shadow of a leafless tree swayed on the sun-bleached planks of a once russet shed. Scud and dark-lined clouds, late for their next appointment, dashed overhead. Finnegan Quidnunc was an optimistic chap; he stretched his arms, rubbed his wiry beard, and sat on an old tree stump with a conquering air. Later, when a few drops of rain would stipple his broad forehead, he would seek out his easel, his chalk, a sanguine crayon, and begin to mercilessly imagine the world.

9 comments:

  1. dreamy images
    optimism is a substance that carries us on and on in life~

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  2. very nice. I have a new blog,just click the blog name.. Darla

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  3. I agree with Tammie - these images are dreamy:)
    Hugs
    Joo

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  4. Ah...what beautiful words, dear Bro o' mine. I liked what Tammie said, too.

    Sweet Bro, I thought you'd like to know this morning Sissy was rushed into emergency. Clytie is in the hospital with a heart blockage. They'll do an angiogram tomorrow to find out where the blockage is, then they'll put a stint in. Please pray for her complete recovery. She is such a beloved Friend and Sister. The world would be a sad place without her.

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  5. the garden of paradise with these wonderful colours and flowers ! magical !
    have a nice sunday prospero

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  6. one of the most fascinating genesis stories i have ever read! (and Finnegan Quidnunc as an alterego, that made me laugh :-)
    but: 'mercilessly'? if this is mercilessly imagining, than i don't even want to know what mercy could mean... and no, i don't want the real world, just stay here in this imagined garden, forever...

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  7. captivating images again! cant stop looking through your blog!

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  8. Absolutely lovely! Like your choice of colors - beautiful!

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  9. beautiful.only a musician could put this much music into an image.

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