Can the Aurora Borealis Cure Heartbreak?

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UploadedFebruary 12, 2013
TakenJanuary 29, 2013
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ModelNIKON D800
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Can the Aurora Borealis Cure Heartbreak?

Is heartbreak ever curable? Would anyone with heartbreak want to cure it? If life and being alive mean something because death brings their oblivion, is it possible that love needs the pain of a broken heart to mean something? What can love mean, what can it be, if it does not have heartbreak looming? Like the massive star, pulsing out its heat and then contracting in cold, doesn’t love wish to end in a bang instead of a whimper? If love could choose its conditions, wouldn’t the first demand be immediate heartbreak? Don’t I go beneath the sky looking for something that cannot be photographed or videotaped so I can remind myself that I search equally fruitlessly for love, that magical bind that only works when a lover is willing to let it go?

Heartbreak is the continuous act of my life, rather than just its occasional punctuation and final full stop. Don’t I long for love, still, beneath the stars? The sky in all its possibility, painted in all those forevers which stretch like meadows under sunrise, contains love, I am sure. I will go looking for it. What else could I do?

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This is from the PDF, book and movie of the same name. Due out whenever I finish it.

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  • Kate Anyon

    Kate Anyon gave props (15 Feb 2013):


  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (28 Nov 2013):

    No, but perhaps Rachel McKinnie can.

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight said (8 Aug 2014):

    Seanie, I saw your name in connection with two of my pix, and caused me to remember you and that awesome lady from Utah, whose name I could not remember. But, I made my way over to your page, clicked on this photo, and there it was in the comment, above. Rachel McKinnie! What a lady! And so talented. You and she would write long epistles to one another, and append them to your JPG work so that we could all see and enjoy. You did marry her, didn't you? Congratulations on converting your hobby into money. Boston is a great town, and I went to junior high there in the early 60s.

  • Tom Piorkowski

    Tom Piorkowski (Deleted) gave props (9 Aug 2014):

    Nice long exposure, well done

  • Carl Runeson

    Carl Runeson said (25 Aug 2014):

    Like it.

  • Bruce Jones

    Bruce Jones gave props (26 Aug 2014):


  • John Linton

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