Monday, February 11, 2008

Water and Sky

I took my kayak out on Saturday morning, paddling down Cane Bayou into Lake Pontchartrain and back. It was a fabulous day for paddling, with a temperature in the high 60s and a gorgeous blue sky. We're going through the fabulous sci-fi Western Firefly on DVD at home right now, and I thought of the theme song to that show as I lay back in the kayak, floated along, and looked up at the sky:

Take my love, take my land
Take me where I cannot stand
I don't care, I'm still free
You can't take the sky from me.

Take me out to the black
Tell them I ain't comin' back
Burn the land and boil the sea
You can't take the sky from me.

Leave the men where they lay
They'll never see another day
Lost my soul, lost my dream
You can't take the sky from me.

I feel the black reaching out
I hear its song without a doubt
I still hear and I still see
That you can't take the sky from me.

Lost my love, lost my land
Lost the last place I could stand
There's no place I can be
Since I've found Serenity

And you can't take the sky from me.

A few hours later, I was at the theater watching There Will Be Blood. One can't spend an entire Saturday lazing around outside.


beatdad said...

I like the theme from Firefly also; thanks for posting the lyrics.

I had a similar experience while canoing fifty miles of the Willamette river last summer. There were stretches where I would lay my paddle down and just watch the sky.

Anonymous said...

Ooo I want to see that one too, but I'll probably wait until it comes to TIVO - last the contrast.

Bill said...

I love nature and I love TV. I don't know what I'd do if I had to choose between the two.