"Red sky at night, sailors' delight. Red sky at morning, sailors take warning".
Ancient mariners proverb
My grandfather, an avid sailor, taught me this proverb when I was so young that I never remember not knowing it. As so as this morning's sky lit up red and orange, his presence came to me as it always does when the sky is right. Not as a protective ghostly apparition but rather a whisper within my subconscious to know the signs, to look out, to keep myself safe. In his hands, a weather forecasting rhyme became a lesson for living and my grandfather, years gone from this world, a constancy in my life.
Stories from the Snap Shack Issue 5 (June 21, 2022)
This blog is produced from my Piermont studio, known by my inner circle as Kate's 'Snap Shack'. Enjoy and share with others in your inner circle.