Author Topic: Anyone from the shore road area of Belfast?.  (Read 2194515 times)

Jack The Kipper

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Re: Anyone from the shore road area of Belfast?.
« Reply #13275 on: August 09, 2020, 07:27:57 AM »
It's great to get back into thinking about the area, Tommy. On a night like this in August, after sunset I remember how dark blue and foreboding the Cavehill was, and the strange, rising wind cued by something in nature that used to level out our camp fire to a vertical sheet of orange which followed us four points of the compass and made it roar like a furnace. Uncanny. All the snowberries were out in the Sandies and glowed in the light of the fire; also swaying on the wind, Angelica and Hedge Mustards, Shepherd's Purse and the "weeds of cultivation" such as Heartsease which lived under the Rhubarb, these companion plants encouraged by all the vegetable gardens and fruit borders. Jim Beattie's black dog would come out for a display of barking then skulk off again and really it was all leading up to - and setting the scene well- to going in to watch Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing fight it out in Transylvania, or Vincent Price with his masque of the Red Death in the murky gloom of the Middle Ages (what a voice that man had). Atmopsheric times. And tonight, apart from my memories, little remains except if I go outside and look up and see the Plough and the odd shooting star. What a privilege to have grown up on the Shore Road. Regards, H.

Great post Dargan, I'am not from the Shore Rd but I love reading your posts.
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Dargan

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Re: Anyone from the shore road area of Belfast?.
« Reply #13276 on: August 09, 2020, 09:20:32 AM »
Thanks, Jack. The place is in my blood, heart and soul, and during the trials of life it's encouraging and uplifting to do a bit of what Gurdjieff called "self remembering." How easy it is to be swamped by the negativity of the daily grind, but when you cast the mind back to moments like this somehow all irritations seem minor and paltry, the menacing faces of life mere cartoons on the reel of existence. Good luck man, and wherever you're from I hope sincerely that you can draw on the same type of thing to uplift you, and to self-remember. Regards.  :hi:
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Re: Anyone from the shore road area of Belfast?.
« Reply #13277 on: August 29, 2020, 09:04:13 PM »
Hi Helen,
Glad to see a lot of you online again, I thought this part of the forum was done, I have some new stuff, however I believe The old photo software is gone but I think there is a new picture program, can you or anyone else explain to me how it works please!
Robert
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