“Rhiannon” by Fleetwood Mac
“Rhiannon rings like a bell through the night and won’t you love to love her.”
This is the latest installment in my Rock –n- Roll Anthems series. What rock and roll list would be complete without representation by Fleetwood Mac, right? They say that when you hear certain songs they will take you back to a certain place and time in your life. That is so true. I credit this song as being the beginnings of three fibers that make up the fabric of who I am today.
The first is my love of folklore, myth and legend. It probably began with childhood fairy tales and matured into the much loved Arthurian legends. These broadened into the myths and legends of Great Britain that include the tales of Rhiannon, Robin Hood, King Arthur, Lancelot and Merlin. There is a magic in Camelot, Avalon, Nottingham, Wales and the Highlands that lives deep within my soul.
The second is my love of poetry. Thank you Stevie Nicks for showing the world that there is a beauty in the way we communicate and describe things…a way that has fallen by the wayside in this technology driven wasteland. Adjectives, adverbs, metaphors and similes blossom on my tongue like a well tended garden. Was I the only one paying attention in Language Arts and Lit classes?
And finally of course and obviously is my love for Fleetwood Mac. They’ve ridden the ups and downs that come from being a successful rock bank and they are still recording and performing when most in their age bracket have settled down into retirement. They are timeless. They are one of my favorite bands, and it is all due to “Rhiannon”, my very first Fleetwood Mac song.
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These images are my first foray into composite images, the art of combining several images into one. The image “Rhiannon the Hill” was the first image to be completed. I am proud to say that all of the images used are my own. The stone cottage is actually the stone lookout at the top of Heceta Head. The mountains are one of many that I have taken of the Three Sisters from Old McKenzie Pass.
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