The sands of time slowly erodes the work of our hands. I often pontificate about how time to mortal mankind is like a river of vapors that cannot be held back. It washes over this world and deposits gifts into our lives and then carries away our yesterdays. Such as it is with the old barn on Muddlety Creek. The once magnificent structure had rich tones of golden brown when I was a young man. No weeds or brush cluttered her door in those days and you could see it fully. Soon the rich tones of stained wood fades into weathered gray. Then the wood bends and warps as it melts into the landscape. The tin roof with it’s beautiful patina of rustic red is no longer able to shelter the hay inside. To my heartbreak a large section of roof is completely missing.
I compare the condition of the roof to a similar angle from December 07, 2018 and I know that my self appointed task to document the fall of the old barn is nearly complete. The day I find her completely on the ground will be a bittersweet moment. I will no longer be able to stand on the side of the road and listen to her whispers of the family who worked together beneath her shelter. But in truth, she’s ready for a well deserved rest. The river of time will sweep away the remnants and carry them beyond our perception. Scientists say that when we look out into space we are looking into the past. The Supernova that will be seen by those who gaze across the stars actually happened thousands of years ago. Is it so to imagine that if the ripples in time’s river can be carried across the void to touch mankind’s vision that somewhere in the universe that the old barn is still in her prime and enjoying the company of her family?
And with that final thought I bid you all goodnight and hope you are blessed throughout your days.
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