VULPES
by Jeff
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pile of fox kits lying in the sun

Richard Thompson - "Foxes" [buy]

I saw a clutch of wild baby foxes in a secret location last week. Four of them. They were lying together in a pile in the sun by the entryway to their den. Taking pleasure in each other's closeness and the warm weather. They were probably born on a cold day, when the sky was slate and pouring down rain. Young kits, life has only improved in their short time here. While the world comes alive all around them there is time to lie, drowsy in the afternoon sun.

I wondered where they came from. How did they get there? But they might have asked me the same question, and I certainly wouldn't have had an answer for them. Instead we just looked at each other. Them only a second at me, me a long stretch of time at them. All we could do was acknowledge that here we were, breathing the same air, a brief encounter on our respective adventures.
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I've loved Richard Thompson's soundtrack to Grizzly Man since it came out years ago and couldn't resist this opportunity to post the fox theme. The whole album is full of Thompson's inimitable folky guitar and the songs shimmer with light.

(photo by Spike)

Posted by Jeff at May 3, 2017 12:23 PM
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Perfect image/word/music combo to remedy my Sunday grumps!

Posted by Michelle at May 7, 2017 7:45 PM

Thanks for looking/reading/listening Michelle!

Posted by Jeff Author Profile Page at May 10, 2017 2:14 PM

Been a RT fan since...Shoot Out the Lights and dug into their back catalog and followed his solo work since. Was very cool to see him lead a workshop for a small outdoor crowd at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival last summer. Now I need to find the soundtrack...Play on Richard!

Posted by Kris O. at May 17, 2017 8:38 PM

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