Today’s picture was taken at Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, Maine. I selected it because it reminded me of a song from “The Outsiders”, a movie adapted from the S.E. Hinton novel. The theme song was sung by Stevie Wonder and was a play on Robert Frost’s poem, “Nothing gold can stay”.
Acadia is special. Eagle Lake surrounds Otter Cliff’s jagged edges as it envelopes the shoreline. It’s shaded by lush foliage that represents vibrancy; a beginning where nature awakens fresh and full of promise. Though we are captured in the beauty of the moment, we realize that like all things, it is fleeting. So, we enjoy and praise our good fortune for having seen it; having been a part of it, while we can.
(Carmine Coppola & Stevie Wonder)
Seize upon that moment long ago
One breath away and there you will be
So young and carefree
Again you will see
That place in time…so gold
Still……away into that way back when
You thought that all would last forever
But like the weather
Nothing can ever…and be in time
But can it be?
When we can see
So vividly…..A memory
And yes you say
So must the day
Too, fade away
And leave a ray of sun….. So gold!
Life is but a twinkling of an eye
Yet filled with sorrow and compassion though not imagined
All things that happen
Will age to old