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MA-165 Autumn Stillness

From: KVNF
Series: Mystics Almanac
Length: 05:22

Autumn equinox is a fleeting moment of balance, in a seasonal current that moves at breakneck speed.

Judith_medium_small I bask in the golden light of an early autumn afternoon, certain that time will stand still forever, yet I know that light is slipping at its fastest ebb of the year. I sit like a gatekeeper, watching the familiar signs of seasonal change - purple asters, golden leaves in the locus tree, crickets invading the house. I gather the harvest, moving at a frenzied pace in this seasonal stillness, knowing that soon snow will fall like a benediction, and all of the preparations will be over as autumn melds into winter.

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Piece Description

I bask in the golden light of an early autumn afternoon, certain that time will stand still forever, yet I know that light is slipping at its fastest ebb of the year. I sit like a gatekeeper, watching the familiar signs of seasonal change - purple asters, golden leaves in the locus tree, crickets invading the house. I gather the harvest, moving at a frenzied pace in this seasonal stillness, knowing that soon snow will fall like a benediction, and all of the preparations will be over as autumn melds into winter.

Broadcast History

Aired 9/21/2010, KVNF, Paonia, CO

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Teponazcuicatl (Procession of the Drum) (excerpt) San Antonio Vocal Arts Ensemble El Milagro de Guadalupe. Iago/Talking Taco Music 1999 01:00