Aug 122014
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In 1886 Mt Tarawera erupted with the loss of about 120 lives, many in the small maori villages near the base of the mountain.
For those of us that live under her now, she has a spiritual feel displaying many moods.
This particular day she was brooding, a very blue mood, the reeds and trees hibernating for the winter and the water was disturbed. A day to reflect.

“Black are the brooding clouds and troubled the deep waters, when the Sea of Thought, first heaving from a calm, gives up its Dead” Charles Dickens

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  5 Responses to “Brooding – Meg Lipscombe”

  1. Hi Meg, I love what this image represents. On the surface quite ordinary, below the surface quite extraordinary. Your reflection on history and the present and their implications for the future are great.

  2. Meg your knowledge and understanding of this place comes through loud and clear in this image .
    The mountain does indeed seem to be quietly waiting and does feel moody.

    But it took your empathy with her to see it.

  3. Thanks for “feeling” my thoughts. I am not really a spiritual person, but Tarawera has a hold, and interestingly visitors will often make the same comment.

  4. “Brooding” is how I always feel about Tarawera – there is always a significant presence there and the history top of mind when you live so close. This is a powerful image, and the reeds add a gentleness to it.

  5. That what you get for living and loving a place, a connection grows and you understand its moods and beauty

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