For the Peregrines  

slightly_sexy8 38F
361 posts
2/5/2006 12:57 pm

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

For the Peregrines

“ I am the highway and a peregrine and all the sails that ever went to sea.”

Well, I read it over the last few day. The book: The Bridges of Madison County. I liked it too. Different than the movie. I liked the fullness of the two main characters. Related to them both on some sort of strange level. Or was it really just the author; his words or my frame of mind; it was something. Now that I think about it, the book might even have put me in my current frame of mind.

Like these bits: “ He liked words and images. “Blue” was one of his favorite words. He liked the feeling it made on his lips and tongue when he said it. Words have physical feeling, not just meaning, he remembered thinking when he was young. He liked other words, such as “distant”, “highway”, “passage”, “voyageur” for how they sounded, how they tasted and what they conjured up in his mind. “

Or: “Why was not important…. Analysis destroys wholes. Some things, magic things, are meant to stay whole. If you look at their pieces, they go away.”

Or “He was like an arrow in his intensity…. Once when I whispered that to him, he simply said “ I am the highway and a peregrine and all the sails that ever went to sea.” I checked the dictionary later. The first thing people think of when they hear the word “peregrine” is a falcon. But there are other meanings of the word, and he would have been aware of that. One is “foreigner, alien.” A second is roving or wandering, migratory. The Latin peregrinus , which is the root of the word, means stranger. He was all of those things. “

And how it was such a story about feelings. Those two people and how feelings affected them: how two people who were never really going to be able to spend their lives together because of circumstances still managed to love each other.

But that’s a novel.

I don’t know the answers.
Right now I don’t even seem to know the questions.
All I know is that magic exists.


Image ‒ Covered bridge in Madison County, Iowa
Music ‒ Talk, Coldplay

rm_being_eros 46M
41 posts
2/5/2006 7:13 pm

second time in a short while that i'm hearing a recommendation
on that book - guess i should put it on my list...

PGRecommended 49M

2/11/2006 2:40 pm

oooh a deep and thoughtful blog *claps hands in glee*. Reading this post made me pause to think about bridges (no i'm not a dentist or an architect...) They have such a symbolic impact on our lives: usually we spend time building them up or tearing them down (usually metaphorically), but hardly ever find the time to CROSS them... If you were to build a bridge, what would it look like? Would it be wooden like the one on your blog, large or small, artistically designed or purely functional? What would i find if i were to cross the bridge and set foot on the other side - your side?

Sorry, i'm not supposed to ask all these questions *smirk*. Let's keep it simple and i'll say "nice post, nice blog... keep up the good work"

slightly_sexy8 38F
314 posts
2/11/2006 11:53 pm

actually i love those kind of questions. and you are right about bridges and all the time and energy that goes into building them up and tearing them down. a lifetime of bridges.

if i were to build a bridge it would strong and safe; simply but beautifully designed. full of detail and thought, and if you looked closely enough a hint of humour hidden somewhere you might least expect to find it.

if you crossed over, i'm really not sure what you would find on my side. some days it seems fields of flowers, others just a vacant lot.

redmustang91 57M  
8662 posts
2/17/2006 11:05 am

poetic is sexy! Please come to sunny so. Cal for a hot vacation...

slightly_sexy8 38F
314 posts
2/18/2006 3:02 am


actually i think most people find poetic boring. it's only till you have a feeling you want to express and search for a word that fits that you start to realise the beauty and talent that some people actually have in expressing themselves.

there is art and feelings in words.
and what is sexy is feelings.

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