Natasha went to the Halloween Dance for our Special Needs community, which was held at the Elliot Lake Moose Hall – Mom did make-up and I enhanced it a bit for the photo. Character choice was Natasha’s.
I saw the city’s towers on a luminous pale-grey sky;
Beyond them a hill of the softest mistiest green,
With naught but frost and the coming of night between,
And a long thin cloud above the colour of August rye.
I sat in the midst of a plain on my snowshoes with bended knee
Where the thin wind stung my cheeks,
And the hard snow ran in little ripples and peaks,
Like the fretted floor of a white and petrified sea.
And a strange peace gathered about my soul and shone,
As I sat reflecting there,
In a world so mystically fair,
So deathly silent–I so utterly alone.