Pillars of the Sunset Over the Grass Sea:
Here Lies within the ends of the great grass sea,
There seems no end to it’s lore and legend,
Forever an observer of history,
It witnessed things that will happen no more.
The snow covering the grass will disguise
those leaving tracks from the past
but is unable to eulogize when asked.
You leave and become part of days bygone
but the conclusion is foregone,
that your passing through these pillars
ending up as all of our past
Back but buried under the grass. (Frank Bliss 2019)
This is the time of year I get romantic with the past and all those that have come before us. This is the end of a decade yet again. This last decade saw numerous wondrous family and friends pass into that great grass sea. Each and every one of us has an unbroken connection to the very beginning of time on this planet.
However you construe the beginning, we all have that common connection. All of our ancestors threads connect to a common rope of a few individuals. Since that humble beginning, every one of our parents survived to reproduce successfully, culminating with us. Those “hardy” folks survived wars, famine, disease/ drought and they didn’t even have a 7/11 to pick up coffee at. They never had to look for their keys or cellphone….
I see clearly previous lives in the old homestead sites spread all around us. Vague names, a little speck of memory from an elderly one but the rest is lost to all but the grass sea. All of us end up spread upon or buried under the ground which gave us life to begin with. It’s the circle of life and it’s a real thing. It’s the end of the journey that only that ground has a memory in conclusion.
Our immortality is only guaranteed by what we do for others, not by who we actually are. This is a season of giving. Please do for others so as to live on past the time we have been given in this miraculous place.
Happy New Years Evening, God Bless from all of us at:
Location: Bliss DInosaur Ranch, Wyoming/Montana borderlands (My last post of this decade )
Title: Pillars of the Sunset