The Sketch

dark fog forest haze

The charcoal representation of three personalities,  hangs in the office of a cheerful Psychologist;   who lives on the outskirts of town.  The winding drive,  through tall swaying pine trees,  halts at the onset of  a magnificent hill, overlooking the forest below.  Winding brick paths, laced with moss and lichen, afford a moment of solitude,  and reflection,  before entering the large Tudor House.

The sketch in the heavily adorned room,  listens for the murmurings of twisted souls, much like the trees talk and sing their soulful song in the dark depths of the Pine Forest, listening for and procuring an inner peace. ” I will hold your pain for a moment, but I cannot take it from you,” they sing.

Raising eyes to the sky and breathing deeply,  anticipating an  intoxicating hope for change;   were her yellow brick road.  Scenes in memory develop emotion over time.  The past may sometimes be more present.  A maze like journey will be a certainty,  rocks and crevices will adorn the road and elation will be certain, if you take the time.

“The past is beautiful because one never realizes an emotion at the time.   It expands later, and thus we don’t have complete emotions about the present, only about the past.” – Virginia Woolf

Unspoiled time for reflection and the emergence of a greater understanding, the best gift you can give yourself.  Life flashes in front of you like a 1920’s flick film elusive, mysterious, wonderful………

Swirls of spring fog, creating depth and desire;  vanish with the breath of the wind. These rarely seen fogs create a masterpiece of impression and life – encouraging thoughts and observations that might represent exceptional lucidity.  Words spoken and received, laughter, smiles and tears all in the  the search for clarity.

“In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.”  Albert Camus.


Written by:  Kathryn Kastner

March 2020:

The Covid-19 epidemic allows us time.

C- 19 is definitely making us all think.

This is just a beginning piece.  I have been thinking about my impressions and snapshots this winter.  Please leave a comment.  I would love to get some feedback.  Some good old honest reactions.   Thanks.


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