Friday, November 2, 2007


The clouds prepare for battle
In the dark and brooding silence

Bruised and sullen storm clouds
Have the light of day obscured

Looming low and ominous
In twilight premature

Thunderheads are rumbling
In a distant overture...

All at once, the clouds are parted

Light streams down in bright unbroken beams

Follow men's eyes as they look to the skies

The shifting shafts of shining weave the fabric of their dreams...

Rush, from the song "Jacob's Ladder" on Permanent Waves

It never ceases to amaze me how things can pop into your mind. As I worked on resizing this photo, I began to hum the tune and even recalled the lyrics to this old favorite of mine from my high school years of the late 1970s.

I went out and looked up the lyrics and I had them exactly right. Cool.

I wish I could remember people's names that thoroughly.

Added: I found a YouTube video of this song if you have 8 minutes to waste. It's a home made video over the Jacob's Ladder song I mentioned. There wasn't an official Rush video out there, but this one is pretty great.

I'm up to 1433 words on my NaNoWriMo novel as of yesterday. Only 48,567 more words to go before 11:59pm, November 30th. (I need to average 1667 words per day.)


Daniel J Santos said...

Great image.

Bob-kat said...

I just love this photgraph, it has such atmosphere adn you are so right - it goes perfectly with that Rush song I used to love Rush too and saw them live once which was fantastic!

Kerri said...

OOOOOOh John! I love this shot!
Great job!!!!

I always thought Rush had a unique sound..... I can't think of another group that sounds anything close to them.

imac said...

WOW John, great sky pic. It looks like the UK

Moi said...

awesome image, John...

and not bad interms of progress with the novel..i should have let you handle my thesis :D

CG said...

A very powerful photo and it suits the lyrics so well.