Saturn Day Soundtrack: Far From Any Road…

We’re all here and we’re all queer… one way or another.

The song which is working its way through my psyche’s ears at the moment, which is a part of the soundtrack of my mind, is Far From Any Road by The Handsome Family.



From the dusty mesa
Her looming shadow grows
Hidden in the branches
Of the poison creosote

She twines her spines up slowly
Towards the boiling sun
And when I touched her skin
My fingers ran with blood

In the hushing dusk
Under a swollen silver moon
I came walking with the wind
To watch the cactus bloom

A strange hunger haunted me
The looming shadows danced
I fell down to the thorny brush
And felt a trembling hand

When the last light warms the rocks
And the rattlesnakes unfold
Mountain cats will come
To drag away your bones

Then rise with me forever
Across the silent sands
And the stars will be your eyes
And the wind will be my hands


If it is familiar to you… it’s from the soundtrack of the TV series True Detective. Or you’re more musically in the know than I am, which is fairly easy as I don’t listen to music that often.

A series which I only half watched as my mind was far from the road of watching TV and more on the road of letting things play in the background while I explored my own inner paths… sometimes inspired by what I half watched and let enter my conscious mind which then led me wherever it led.

We’re all here and we’re all queer… one way or another.

This scene, captured by a fan of the show, was of particular interest to me:

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I can relate to it… from both sides.

We’re all here and we’re all queer… one way or another.

Sometimes I know what’s on my mind is too heavy and abstruse for anyone else to handle… but they asked and I felt like indulging their curiosity with a bit of – are you sure you want to know?

Sometimes my curiosity is met with me wishing I hadn’t asked and been so insistent about wanting to know, because someone else’s abstruseness is too heavy for me to handle.

We learn and learn some more, whether we ever really learn, or whether what we learn sinks in, or… you know… sometimes we just do what we do, regret it, or maybe don’t regret it but… it serves a purpose of some sort anyway.

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Happy Saturn Day… don’t get so caught up in the restrictions in your life  that you lose sight of what opens up when something else closes.

Or something like that.

We’re all here and we’re all queer… one way or another.

That’s being human for you and living, experiencing this human life.