Monday, July 27, 2009

Never again, a long, cold winter

Two waves; two songs; one vision

Fine, you have your wish come true now. I am out the door Monday morning (well, by late morning, anyway). I will drive north, destination unknown. I will look for seclusion. This will be short. Maybe time with a canoe paddle in my hand; maybe not. Maybe time with a Colt 1911 in my hand; maybe not. I anticipate a return by Thursday evening. I have done "blind jaunts" such as this in the past, and not once have been disappointed in the outcome.

In the meanwhile, here are two more photographs taken of two different waves on two different days smashing onto the same rock on a Lake Superior shoreline. Perhaps, what appears to be a leaping spray of water really is a Manitou rising from the Lake. The location where these photos were taken is known as the Black Rocks.

Joining the two photos are two more songs from the band known as Dokken, "Alone Again (Without You)" and "In My Dreams." Don Dokken, of course, is the lead singer, while Reb Beach is lead / rhythm guitar in "alone" and George Lynch -- a genuine master of guitar strings -- is the guitar soloist in "dreams." I love this rendition of "dreams." I love any rendition of "alone."


TheChicGeek said...

Hey there :D Nobody ever wants you to go...But sir, Fram, you are a stubborn Free Bird, aren't you?

The pictures and the songs are beautiful...I don't know how I missed Dokken in the past. I'm glad you introduced him to me :D

And your lake....ahhhhhhh, what can I say? So beautiful :D

The Fabulous Diva said...

"By the shores of Gitche Gumee,
By the shining Big-Sea-Water,
Stood the wigwam of Nokomis,
Daughter of the Moon, Nokomis.
Dark behind it rose the forest,
Rose the black and gloomy pine-trees,
Rose the firs with cones upon them;
Bright before it beat the water,
Beat the clear and sunny water,
Beat the shining Big-Sea-Water.


Gone was every trace of sorrow,
As the fog from off the water,
As the mist from off the meadow.
With a smile of joy and triumph,
With a look of exultation,
As of one who in a vision
Sees what is to be, but is not,
Stood and waited Hiawatha. "


I can understand Sweet Fram, but do not leave us for too long, I can understand the restlessness, I feel it too.

Unfortunately I find myself forced back to the world I have to work in. But someday....someday.... I hope to find that speical beauty, no matter how transient it maybe.

Travel well and be safe.


Magdalena said...

I came to wish you wide road and fair winds. May The Superior Lake's Manitou leads you safe to every place you go. Have an unforgotten journey, handsome Wolf. Waving bye, bye :-)

Piper .. said...

'Blind jaunts' can be immensely therapeutic,Fram! And almost always better fun than a well-laid out sojourn.I speak from my own experience :) Have an unforgettable time. But do come back soon.

You shall be missed.

Beautiful Pictures!

Fram Actual said...

Stubborn Free Bird. That could be my Native American name.

Dokken has been among my top five groups for a few decades now, Kelly. I might have mentioned this in the past, but I saw Don and his crew on stage last summer -- in Fargo, of all places.

Ah, yes, the Lake. No words are needed. Thank you.

Fram Actual said...

This will be a very quick trip to clear the cobwebs and to shake off the dust, Diva.

It is amazing, I think, how many beautiful and breathtaking places there must be on earth, but how one can become that "special place" for an individual.

Thank you, for the good wishes.

Fram Actual said...

My Manitou and the Manitou of the Lake are united, Mag. This will be a beneficial trip and one which will keep me smiling when I think of it in the years ahead.

I remember your Polish saying about a "wide road." Yes, thank you. I know it will be so.

In the meantime, Mag, do zobaczenia później.

Fram Actual said...

I am estimating about 650 miles over four days, Piper. I have decided on a destination since I originally wrote my post. It will be a triangular route, so no backtracking, and the target is a place I have only been to once, as a boy about 10 or 11. It has been a while.

Thank you, for your good wishes, and I am certain this will be a pleasant trip.

Magdalena said...

Do zobaczenia później. Nie wiedziałam, że tak dobrze mówisz po polsku :-)

Fram Actual said...

Mag .... jestem zagubiony (zgubiony) w waszym języku bez pomocy.

Ale to jest zabawa pozostawiać uwagę od czasu do czasu.

TheChicGeek said...

Welcome home, Adventurer...LOL :D

TheChicGeek said...

Hope you are having fun :D

Fram Actual said...

Well, thank you, Kelly.

It seems to me that for every day a person escapes from routine life, it takes two or three days to catch up with activities and events and people.

Something special ....