Darkening Sky

As I’m sure it was for many of you, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks has been nothing short of an emotional roller-coaster for me. Beginning on the night before, I actually made repeated attempts to find the words to express my feelings in a post, but I gave up as I felt myself beginning the dark slide into a depressive state, deciding finally that the best thing would be for me to preserve my sanity by keeping my peace. Or at least what passes for peace and sanity for me on a day like that.

So, other than the reblog I did earlier, and commenting on the excellent 9/11 posts by Pied Type, A Frank Angle, and LadyBlueRose’s Thoughts, I just watched a lot of TV – skipping, of course, all the 9/11 coverage. And it was during this time, while watching a rerun of the His Red Right Hand episode of The Mentalist, that I heard a song that seems to capture my mood so well. It’s called “Darkening Sky” and it’s by another talented (yet unknown to me) artist: Peter Bradley Adams.

The weird this is that I found three very nice videos for the song on YouTube. There’s an excellent “lyrics on screen” version – you know how much I love those. There’s a version filled with gut-wrenching “Red John” scenes from The Mentalist – which is, after all, where my search for this song began. And then there’s the version I’ve decided to post here, filled with heartbreaking imagery from the movie The Lookout:

Well, having gotten the full “therapeutic” effect I’d hoped for from putting this post together, I’d like to close on a lighter note by providing some “insight” into what it took to find the stuff in it. I started out with this search: “oh come with me forever my love,” and ended up with this one: “darkening sky.” Note the results for the Darkening Sky movie and the Martha Stewart Living “Darkening Sky” Interior Paint! 😀

I want ice water.

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9 thoughts on “Darkening Sky

  1. I know exactly what you mean Mak, it can never feel
    like a normal day as we all remember those horrific and
    most disgraceful acts of terrorism… Dark days indeed 😦

    We will never forget them my good friend
    and I hope that you are okay today Mak…



      • Never worry about the time span of a reply to me Mak, indeed I am pleased that you have offered one as so many around our WP don’t even bother, I guess time has a bearing on that but I always try to respond as I feel it a nice gesture to do so. I do hope that your back will improve soon as I know how excrutiating back pain can be sometimes, so hopefully that will be a lot better for you next.

        Have a very nice rest of afternoon / evening Mak 🙂



  2. 9-11 wasn’t an easy day. Whether on blogs, radio, or TV, I found many things that stimulated my thoughts. As one of my readers said, she looks forward to the day when we celebrate the day for what we’ve become, thus not a day of sorrow. It may be wishful thinking, but it is a positive light. Thanks for the link.


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