That’s no wilderness that you
spy above, though because the snap was taken as the dusk began to envelop the
hills with a softness and other worldliness may be the sense of space has been
expanded and the edges of time pushed a little but maybe that is more about my
imagination and minds eye seeing the view not the snap I took with my camera.
Forty days are often
associated in many peoples minds with the biblical, especially when the phrase
‘and forty nights’ are added; nothing like underlining and going for the belt
and braces approach or just stating the obvious. Actually I like the two parts
together as they always read to me as ‘Forty lights and forty darks’ a balance
a wholeness a meaning of reason and logic. Without light dark would be lost
without dark light would not be so brilliant without the space they create no
depth without the energy they create no life of reason logic and meaning.
My personal forty days have
stretched in to some fifty plus years so far which has given me a
great sense of there being reason logic and meaning to life, my life in
particular, if only to affirm each day that all life is precious and if that is
what I believe, which I do, then that has to include this life I call mine.