Wednesday, October 22, 2008


In you
I see the other half of me
Separate identities
Yet together complete

~vagabond~ © 2008

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Life and Death

They exist only as names etched out in stone
But in memories, they’re still alive
Even amidst death grows life


The Angel of Hope Garden in South Bend, Indiana is dedicated to mothers who have lost a child. The first picture in this post is my submission to Cuckoo's photo contest of the month. I usually hate photoshop-ing photos, but in this case, I've made an exception - only because I think the photoshop-ing adds to the message of the photo. And it's my first pathetic attempt at photoshop.

~vagabond~ © 2008

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Peeking through the windows of history

Peering through the windows of this ruin, I get a glimpse into another life.
Laughter and voices from long ago, are carried on the wind blowing through its empty walls.
Twigs on the ground crackle beneath silent footsteps.
Forgotten people. Forgotten lives.
All come alive, when I peek in through the windows of history.

For those of you who have been asking, here's a little more information on the locale:
Chaco Canyon is located in New Mexico. The ruins you see in the photo are believed to have been constructed by the Chacoan people, as they are called, in the mid-800s. Chacoan architecture particularly stands out because the construction of buildings was often oriented to solar, lunar and other astronomical directions. The ruin featured here is the Pueblo Bonito, one of the larger houses in the area (it has over 600 rooms!). It is considered one of the most extensively excavated sites in North America, and is even today considered to be sacred and of spiritual significance to many American Indian groups.

~vagabond~ © 2008