Saturday, September 22, 2012

this doorway

James Owens 1904 - 1988
Jack Owens 1936 - 2003
James Owens 1963 -
Benjamin Owens 2000 -


And I know a father
Who had a son
He longed to tell him all the reasons
For the things he'd done
He came a long way
Just to explain
He kissed his boy as he lay sleeping
Then he turned around and headed home again

Paul Simon
Slip-Sliding Away


  1. i am overwhelmed with the sense that it is the one mouth rising from the ocean and swallowing in urgent deep and unfathomable longing, over and over again...james owens, jack owens, james owens, benjamin owens...

    (despite the truth of what you heard, this is actually what i was humming as i swept the floors, love, i know a father who had a son....)

    i am stilled by this photograph. i am obliterated by the truth of the wave.


  2. Haven't seen my father for over 30 years. He once, twice wrote a letter, slipped in and out of my life, again. An entry, that certainly is much felt.

  3. oh my goodness, so sweet, the timelessness of boyhood :) I love the wallpaper!

  4. and of course, an hour is the doorway :)