The title of this post comes from old sayings, sayings founded in sailing and shepherding. Over the years these expressions have imported, time and again, into poetry and prose designed to foreshadow the future. Red morn houses pending warn, while red night implies soon delight. My red sky this morning was an unexpected foreshadowing of a “battalion of sorrows”. My mind knows, regardless of red morn, there might soon be a red night delight. If the knowledge of future delight is forgotten then I know the water tower images will conjure the knowledge that everything has a beginning, middle and an end. In the event of a red morn it is important to:
keep thoughts brief and the battalions will march on
The following photographs have been documented over the last year. They were done with the intent of being mindful, while documenting different moments of something that was apparently “the same”. Review the slideshow and splash your dry eyes and with red stained skies, cocooned pillars or harboured reserves. Know you are where you need to be, right here, right now.
The view you have today will never be the same.
Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky in morning, sailor’s take warning.
Red sky at night shepherd’s delight. Red sky in morning, shepherd’s loring.
Folklore, author unknown
“…When sorrows come, they come not single spies. But in battalions…“
Hamlet, William Shakespeare