The transitory, short lived;

L’éphémere seeks all

attaining access to the realm

with unwitting permission whence

in certain moments of lucidity  and

union of environs, import is perceived

 

We are but skipping stones,

Smacking dazzling fast moving elements;

 flying in splinters of light to land again and again

and sample so briefly each moment before

finally disappearing beneath the waves

to join the succeeding in fast moving waters

To begin again and again

To await and fashion the hand of destiny

Creation, Adventure, Love

Ever thankful for the moment.

 

 - Philip Ross Munro

 

 

This body of work is dedicated to the memory of my Mother who read to me historic tales written by Geoffrey Trease. She bade me read.

 

Last year, I selected Trelawny, Adventures of the Younger Son from her Library. She laughed and asked ‘Had I not read him before now?’

Her mind, ever brilliant identified myself, her younger son, with the younger son, Edward Trelawny, who set out on an obliged search for self in a world of strife: filled with romanticism, ideals and denial of the consequences he went.

 

I, too, went, not at her bidding however with her permission.

The world opened itself to loves, battles & struggles in surprising,

stupifyingly exciting arenas.

The result of the culmination of all these is much as was Trelawney’s: a life well lived in adventure, travel, creativity and expression - blessed with the spirit of communication and fortunate to have found a life of exploration and discoveries to share.

The sailor in his proper element lives in the present. There is nothing he can do about the past and having regard to the uncertainty of the omnipotent ocean and the weather very little about the future.

 

 - Patrick O’Brian

 

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,

There is a rapture on the lonely shore,

There is society where none intrudes

By the deep sea, and music in it’s roar:

I love not man the less but nature more,

From these our interviews, in which I steal

From all I may be or have been before,

To mingle with the Universe, and feel

What I can ne’er express, yet can not well conceal.

 

- Byron

 

‘Hark! ‘tis the rushing of a wind that sweeps

Earth and the Ocean. See the lightning yawn

Deluging heaven with fire, and the lashed deeps

Glitter and boil beneath.’

 

- Percy Shelley