Monday, September 04, 2006

Maya Sophia, Dreaming, the Beach

Ocean waves, radiance mild
The moon a web of silence weaves
on the gulf shore there a child
dreams of simple palm tree leaves.

Here's a close up of Maya enjoying the warm gulf breeze. We took her out to the Gulf of Mexico's ocean shores.

While we watched the sunset and listened to approaching waves, Maya indulged her favorite beach activity - dreaming! Perhaps it was the approaching waves but the water and warm sand turned her prophetess.

Moondew stars her infant hair
Moonlight smooths her young brow
All around her summer Gulf air:
Whispers fair the waves are, fair, art thou!

After the sun set ,Melissa and I took a walk with Maya Sophia in a stroller down the pier - you can see it jutting behind Melissa in this picture.

A lot of people seemed to be catching fish: Late night families, children, fathers and mothers, young lovers in each other arms. We saw a girl with her boyfriend almost catch a crab, another flounder on the pier jumped the wooden planks: Spanish Mackeral, Flounder, claims of sharks!

A 'pypka' for Maya Sophia,
our yellowknapsack where I had carried the blankets,
Maya's pink bag where Melissa had put bottle and formula.

Maya just born from the ocean and waiting for some lucky people to pick her - beach towels included! Will Melissa come soon running out of the sea to pick up her baby?

The approaching sea, jutting pier, distant moon, a father smiling, his daughter contemplates options holding onto a pacifier with resolution and a seriousness of purpose.

Thallassa, thallassa, the sea, a pier, Gulf moon, ocean.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Four Strong Winds

Last night, after work I watched part of a Neil Young documentary with Maya Sophia - she mostly slept through it. Melissa had already gone to bed. I was also tired but did stop to listen to the encore Young's version of "Four Strong Winds", originally by Ian and Sylvia. It reminded me of Canada - I have gone from the prairies to New York to London to Miami to now Pensacola, now with Melissa and Maya Sophia. The song reminds me of my prairie. Young mentioned Falcon Lake! This is a purely Canadian song and it reminded me of theprairies. Here's a couple audio versions #2 and the lyrics:

Four strong winds that blow slowly
Seven seas that run high
All these things that don't change come what may
Now our good times are all gone
And I'm bound for moving on
I'll look for you if I'm ever back this way

Guess I'll go out to Alberta
Weather's good there in the Fall
Got some friends that I can go to workin' for

Still I wish you'd change your mind
If I asked you one more time
But we've been thru that a hundred times or more

Here's also a couple melodramatic versions of Gottingen that I listened to with Maya Sophia Saturday morning: Gottingen 2 and the same artists version of a Jacques Brel song: Ne Me Quitte Pas. These remind me of when I lived in Montreal and Canada's CBC French Radio! I hope Maya Sophia will one day sing for us!