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In the Shadow of the Lighthouse
The foghorn was blowing relentlessly, soft and sad, the night we first talked about forever. Do you remember? We were at the shore.
It was an early October night, and you just weren't sleepy. 'Foghorns sound sad. How come?' you asked. 'Oh, maybe just because they have seen too many shipwrecks,' I answered.
You were silent for several minutes, and then you said, 'Do you know what sailboats remind me of?' 'No,' I replied. 'Tell me.'
You hugged me close around the neck and said, 'Sailboats remind me of forever.' You spoke so softly in the misty, damp dark as we lay, peaceful, breathing in the salty air and listening to the the music of the crickets and the sea.
That was the night I first realized what an old soul inhabits your newly-minted child's body. That was the night I discovered that you feel things like I do, the waves of the ages washing over you and binding you tightly to all time.
That was the night, lying in the shadow of the lighthouse, that I knew your path would be uphill, strewn with stones, not level, smooth as glass.
My path is rocky too.
My hand is here for you to hold when all the world seems gray and indecipherable, the mist too thick to penetrate alone.
I promise I will listen. I cannot promise to agree, or even to always understand, but I can promise you I will listen.
If I can light a beacon in the woolly enveloping fog of the mysterious unfolding world, I will shine it brightly for you.
1997, renewed 2010 RC deWinter
My beloved son, Eben Lassen, died in his sleepin the early morning hours of my birthday, February 3, 2007. Eben, I know you are sailing now.
Digital oils from a photograph by Chris Lassen, shot December 28, 1987.
RC DeWinter, Fairfield, CT Member Since December 2008 Artist StatementHello and welcome to my portfolio on Imagekind. Here's a bit about me:
RC deWinter is a Connecticut writer/digital artist whose artwork has been published in many print and online journals, including, among others, The American Muse, Fine Art Photography, Poetry Nook, 2River View, Pink Panther, Official Feature Online Entertainment Magazine, Garden Tripod and also used as set décor on ABC-TV’s “Desperate Housewives." In 2013 Ms. deWinter she was one of six finalists for a Shorty Award, the national social media awards, in art. Ms. deWinter is honored to be the first digital artist invited to exhibit at the Arts of Tolland Gallery in Connecticut. Her 4-week solo exhibition was an unqualified success. Her poetry publication credits include The New York Times, Uno: A Poetry Anthology, 2River View, Another Sun, Pink Panther Magazine, Pilcrow & Dagger, Plum Ruby Review, Poetry Life and Times and numerous other print/online publications. If you enjoy my work, please spread the word, and thank you for stopping by.