October 15, 2011

October Joy


October Joy 
Poem and video by
John R. Greenwood


On a bright October afternoon a modern day family takes a leisurely drive. Listen close and you can hear the heart of this Model T race once again. The scene saturated with the scent of fresh picked Mac’s and crisp oak leaves. A one hundred year old father-son ritual plays out as an excited boy sits on his father’s lap and steers into the future. A boyhood rite-of-passage passed on from son to son. Mom smiles approvingly, her family tucked safe within. Down the gentle grade of life to the present day where past and present mix. A visual reminder that memories are made, both looking forward and looking back.

This was the result of a coworker and his family stopping by work on his day off one recent October day. I grabbed an inexpensive camera from my desk drawer and as the family left the property I took the video above. I wrote, recorded, and added the accompanying poem later. 


4 comments:

  1. John, what a wonderful video. I also greatly enjoyed your words, hearing YOUR voice as you read them. Memories are indeed made looking forward and looking back.

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  2. John,

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful visual account.
    Memories of earlier days are so important to us, as are the memories we transfer to the next generations.
    Best Regards, Eileen

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  3. Nice job, John. I love the poem, video, picture, and the "vintage" truck! The family looks really happy riding away on that nice Oct. day! Love you, Your sister Jo

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