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The Old Guy … For The Love Of Women …

Women Again

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Can anything light up a room,

Bring warmth and comfort to the darkness,

And be cloaked in such mystery or anticipated adventure,

Than a woman’s smile?

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What weakness of mankind comes to the forefront,

When confronted by an adversary,

That commands attention, is dangerous to the touch,

And intriguing beyond our wildest imaginations.

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Oh, folly of those who tempt the fates,

By underestimating the influence,

Of a veiled implication, a subtle motion,

Of dark sultry eyes suggesting unknown hidden desires.

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How foolish we are, and always will be,

To never realize the obvious or learn simple truths.

How poor, how unfortunate we are to never realize,

The true ecstasy and glory of a woman’s smile.

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SilkStockingsI have always loved women. I love the smell of them, the touch of them, their laughter, and wonderful soft smiles. I love their passions, the mystery and the whole range of them. I have loved women from my first breath of life and over these numerous years have been broken-hearted by  quite a few of them.

I have, in my time,  run wild with them, drank gin and wine deep into the night, hollered loudly at the moon, and lay naked under the stars with them. Understand a one of them … well … no.

Deep into my youth, I quickly came to the realization that I would never tame,  or understand those intriguing personages I was awkwardly and most often haphazardly encountering. It became a simple case of pull up your pants boy, get your best speed up, and pray you can keep up with any one of them.

There have been moments I have wanted to sing unashamedly when thinking of them, or scream into the night because of their ways and contradictions. To this day, I do not harbor self-serving illusions that I understand women. Oh, no such thoughts cloud my troubled little mind, and … l wouldn’t want to have their mysteries revealed to such unworthy eyes as mine anyway. At my age I would probably leave such valuable knowledge in the refrigerator or forget where I hid it so I wouldn’t forget it.

I am a better person in their presence and because of them. And, I do hold tight to my friendship with my Sweetheart and the women I have come to know over the years. They are the spice of life and repeatedly teach me about love, devotion, friendship and the things that should cherished, and kept close to one’s heart.

The Poem ‘Women Again’ From Branches Of Thought … Verse In Four Seasons. By John E. Moss © 2005

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On The Road . . . Postcards From… #7

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Resting Far From Home … Pulaski County, Kentucky

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Tree With Barn … Russell County, Kentucky

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In The Trees … Russell Springs, Kentucky

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Overlooking The Parkway … Pulaski County, Kentucky

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Movie Night … Burnside, Kentucky

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Vines … Pulaski County, Kentucky

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Sold Out … Russell Springs, Kentucky

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Slightly Burnt … Pulaski County, Kentucky

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Old School House … Russell County, Kentucky

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Tin Roof … Russell County, Kentucky

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The Old Guy … A 4X6 Life … #5

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A 4X6 Life …

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Morning Visitor

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Fish For Sale

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working Clothes

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Stone Stairs

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Mixer

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Back Stairs

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Medical supplies & Waste

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Watching Over The Garden

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Tall Tree & Barns

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Round Hay Bales

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Hat Rack

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Frozen

 A 4X6 Life …

 

 

 

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On The Road . . . Postcards From… #6

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Barn & Silo … Russell County, Kentucky

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Falling Barn … Pulaski County, Kentucky

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Lilly Creek Falls … Jamestown, Kentucky

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Elegant Homestead … Somerset, Kentucky

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Sleeping In The Weeds … Russell Springs, Kentucky

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Former Barn … Russell County, Kentucky

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Progress … Russell County Judicial Center … Jamestown, Kentucky

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Parking On Sidewalk Available … Jamestown, Kentucky

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Woolen Mill Road Barn … Russell County, Kentucky

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Boat Storage … Pulaski County, Kentucky

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The Old Guy . . . Last Photograph . . .

I often wonder what my last photograph would be of … What would the last clunk of the shutter or bottom of the iceberg image be when I am found lifeless … slumped over in the front seat of the car, back behind a building or lying face down in the woods or back forty … oh, what would be the last image recorded on the old Nikon’s memory card?

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This Portrait Of My Sweetheart And Gretchen Would Have Been A Wonderful Last Photograph …

Over and over again, I speculate that when they take my camera from my lifeless hand, or maybe pick it up from the bottom of the hill or wrestle a possessive Raccoon for ownership, what would the back of the camera window show?

A masterpiece perhaps, though masterpieces are few and far between. I’ve had a few photographs to be proud of, but as many photographers know …  there are a thousand to one not so impressive images lurking on backup hard-drives that would disprove any justification of grandeur.

Hopefully, the image won’t be of a fierce and deadly animal attack and shows me gallantly though futility defending myself against formidable odds. And yes, a forty pound angry Raccoon with nasty sharp claws and teeth that feels cornered in the woods behind the house is a formidable adversary. But then, so am I when armed with a hardwood throwing cane.

Maybe the images would show, in my last effort before succumbing to insurmountable odds, that I did a “Daniel Boone” on that Racoon’s forty pound rear-end.

What will happen in the future is an intriguing thought. The last image. It is a thought any photographer would and has considered at one time or another. I could waste a bit of time on it, but choose not to indulge such a fantasy no more than I already have at this date. Will the thought pop up now and again … I’m sure it will as I cull through my photographs at the end of the day.

Anyway, It is a given that I will not be privy to the knowledge of my last photograph. I do hope it will be a good one and contain a smile for someone.

 

 

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On The Road . . . Postcards From… #5

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Font Hill Store … Font Hill, Kentucky

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No One Home … Russell Springs, Kentucky

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Measured Time … Jamestown, Kentucky

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Faith … Somerset, Kentucky

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Used Car Lot Office … Pulaski County, Kentucky

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Building The Russell County Judicial Center … Jamestown, Kentucky

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Behind The Trees … Pulaski County, Kentucky

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Ernest McKinley Garage … Eli, Kentucky

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Goldberg’s Furniture Building … Somerset, Kentucky

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Old Barn … Eli, Kentucky

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