And written on the stone where the dusty winds have long blown
Eighteen words to a passing world say
"True love knows no season, no rhyme or no reason
Justice is cold as the Granger County clay."
Planxty - True Love Knows No Season
Second of three images I made turning summer.
One of the things I did turning my year in Northern-Ireland, was seeing Christy Moore live. I think, it was just the first concert for what I went to Limerick.. it was brilliant and amazing experience (so different from the concerts I have seen back home). The energy, the crowed, the communication and ofcourse, the music. So, I really wanted to do that again - go to little adventure to the place I have never been before. Look around in different places, see the amazing island and in the evening, go and listen Christy Moore. So every month I had a weekend of travelling and music. Thanks for that I ended up in amazing little places I would have not gone otherwise. Mullingard, Drogheda.. Castlebar.. Derry.. and so on. All the memories I have from those weekends. Taking those long and exciting trips. Walking along Grand Canal with amazing stormy clouds. My train trip back from Castlebar with Mayo GAA fans (probably most crowded train ever on Sunday early morning and very noisy and fans singing and so on). Look down to the Bogside in fading sunlight with all the lights on. Climb up to the tower in Drogheda and the friendly people in the museum. That family I sat next to and with whom I managed to get re-seated to the box and we got even more brilliant places thanks to disturbing light in front of us. The walk back in pouring rain in the late night.. All those memories I have thanks to those trips plus amazing concerts. And all those great songs I discovered thanks to those concerts. And I think it was the one in Derry where I heard him and Declan sing a song I had never heard before. I was clever to record it and look it out afterwards. It came out it was song he used to sing with his former group, legendary Planxty, and it was named "True Love Knows No Season". Reading those lyrics, listening my recording and.. I just fell for that song. It moved me: the decision, the love and those words in the last rhyme. I knew I wanted to bring it into digital canvas but first it was so hard.. I had the image of graveyard and cold wind blowing and.. but it just did not seemed to work out (+I have some kind of rule not having gravestones..) Anyway.. then one rainy day turning the summer, I was browsing trough my stock folder and I found that stock and then everything came to together. I could go with that.. I could make the emotion, the coldness, the emptiness and the sadness into reality and bring my vision into being.
So.. some way it is really cold and really simple piece (even thought actually it wasn't quick one. Most I think was working on the misty feeling and light/shadows. At least a day's work). It is the emptiness person has in it's heart after the one meaning everything has gone.. the eeriness of loneliness. The pain and will not to go on. keeping on to the memory as it is only thing left. The time just passes by.. but it is also the deepest level of dedication. Deepest level of commitment. It does not matter that the other person is gone. The oaths and promises are forever and no matter that you are gone. I am still here. I remember you and every moment we had together. I keep on to them. I treasure them and even though the nights are dark and cold, I will keep my part of the bargain - I will love you to all eternity.. That's the promise.. And there is no justice.. but she has learned to accept it with time.. still hunting the places they used visit together..
So.. on the cold bare fall night.. the air is crisp cold.. and the loneliness and emptiness is stabbing her heart.. she lies there.. cursing her soul that she cannot move on. Few frosty snowflakes in that misty night.. But she knows that he was her true love and there will be no other.. no matter what..rammkitty-stock
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