Mise Tales Thirty-Eight

 

For an update on what a Mise Tale is then please see Mise Tales One.

As mentioned earlier on the front page of my website, any photos or cartoons, or short information will also be included again later in the next Misc Tales when it is removed from the front page. That way you can keep track of it, or copy it.

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MoonFarolCaboEspichel-netLovely night sky photographs including a couple with  lighthouses, all by Miguel Claro.

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Canadian WatershedsAn excellent interactive article on Explore Canada’s ocean watersheds from Canadian Geographic. It shows how dependent we all are on our water supplies – from source to oceans. Keep them clean!

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A song sent to me on Facebook by my cousin. Lyrics are here.

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CN-8839-6018-8808-mile-22.7-PARRY-SOUND-SUB-092608Two things I love best – lighthouses and trains!

From the site Railpictures.ca – CN 8839 with the 6018 and 8808 lead a northbound train at mile 22.7 on the CP’s Parry Sound Sub September 26, 2008

Mise Tales Thirty-Seven

 

For an update on what a Mise Tale is then please see Mise Tales One.

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Mise Tales Twenty

 

For an update on what a Mise Tale is then please see Mise Tales One.

And Pinterest Does It Again . . . more lighthouse photos!

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Mallory Knox and Lighthouse (song and lyrics)

And I’m so tired
Of these buried lies,
We spoke about a thousand times
When all your friends stuck by your side
Turning backs and minds,
Whilst all this time, you’ve been stabbing mine
And cut and dry at all my pride
But there’s a scar you’ll never find
Right behind my eye. Continue reading

Music Video – So Said the Lighthouse Keeper

 

 A very interesting and haunting song by Klaatu. 

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So Said the Lighthouse Keeper by Klaatu

“I am the very loneliest of all creatures in the universe
Indeed I am an epitaph to man
For having witnessed mass destruction like you’ve never dreamed and worse
I fear I shall bear witness once again.”

So said the lighthouse keeper
As he struggled up the spiral stairs
Which led him to the laser flare which spanned the cosmic void
Where keeping constant vigil
He’d forewarn this gallant guard of guards
Beware all ships the space graveyard and its stones of asteroids

“For though my race was thought immune
Themselves they did consume
So be warned or be mourned tomorrow
And from your deafness do desist
And pray take heed of this
For your present course can only end in sorrow…”

So said the lighthouse keeper
As he wiped a teardrop from his nose
Upon which his spectacles rose and gazed out to the stars
And like a portrait still he stared
And sighing to himself declared
“I must invent the perfect prayer
Not yours, not mine, but ours

Which in the name of charity
Might lead us to eternal peace
The ultimate philosophy
Some simple, single phrase.” The old and much encumbered man
Then came to rest with head in hand
He thought
and thought
and thought away
His last remaining day – lyrics

Song – Lighthouse by Runrig (with videos)

A friend found this for me, and sent me the links. It is nice song, and the photos are so beautiful that I just had to share it. There are two versions with different photos. I have inserted the lyrics in between the two videos so they are available for both.

The first video has the lyrics embedded over the photos, while the second video has no lyrics visible. Enjoy!

Lighthouse

This world’s not my home
I’m a stranger to the storm
Save me, save me
Where the race is quickest
The tide runs strong Continue reading

Video – I Want to Marry A Lighthousekeeper

Anyone remember this song? I was on McInnes Island when I first saw the movie “A Clockwork Orange [1971]” and heard the song. We did not have a TV station, but we did have a TV and a cassette player.

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