In the dark, no one can hear you scream. In the silent swirling void of the chaotic mess of my yesteryear, memories disappear into despair.
And yet, we are never without hope. Pain is never without end.
Buried deep in her garden, luscious red tomatoes wait beside starchy rich potatoes and more.
Patiently, wiping sweat from her brow with a single gloved hand, she watches and waits. The other gardeners will return one day. They will learn to till the land and wait and see. Then, they will come to see her, she knows.
14 thoughts on “N is for Nightshade”
Old ways never entirely pass away – in rediscovery they become New again! YAM xx
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I immediately thought of the poisonous plant, deadly nightshade!
Beautiful! I do love a good nightshade!
There is something so satisfying about growing your own food – more people should do it!
Wonderful misdirection, Anne. I learned about the beneficial cousins. I adore Bach and I adore YoYo Ma playing Bach. Such an affirming video to go with.
My “N” Tull song for the day is here:
LOL. I just remembered, I was partly inspired to include yo yo ma on this one because you had a JT cover of a bach song. It reminded me of this song. I love it. I didn’t really get cello as a solo instrument until I heard it and now I’m like all about cello solos. ❤
Awesome, Anne! I like Keith Jarrett playing Bach’s Goldberg Variations also.
Why are those veggies called nightshade? Is it a metaphor for something?
I heard Yo-Yo-Ma live at a concert, when he performed in Vancouver, where I live. It was years ago, but I still remember. He was amazing.
It’s because they are all part of the same family genetically. I didn’t know that until I was researching this story either, thinking of doing something magical with the word. Here’s the Wikipedia page. “Solanaceae – Wikipedia” https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solanaceae
I bet YoYoMa is a great live performer. He definitely has that energy.
I LOVE Yo-Yo Ma. Also tomatoes. Also I had a cat named Nightshade (long story). =)
Black and White: N for Neverwinter, Northrend
Awww! Now I really want to know that story, but that’s okay. Was Nightshade a black kitty? I love black cats. What a great name for a cat of any shade!
Ha ha – nope, Nightshade wasn’t black, and you can actually read the story here: https://nydamprintsblackandwhite.blogspot.com/2011/04/in-memory-of-muse-named-deadly.html
Just in case my comment didn’t go through. (Don’t want to repost in case it did). What a great story. Thank you for sharing!
Nightshade sounds like something sinister, and yet it’s also life 🙂 Lovely!
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