April 30, 2009

sometimes...

sometimes
I want to fly away into the soft blue sky for a day or two
and
come back only when I'm ready
sometimes
I want to spin around in circles fast enough to dislodge all those bad thoughts that for whatever reason
want to live in my mind
in order to make room for all the good ones trying to visit
sometimes
I want to hang upside down so I can see the world with a new set of eyes
while laughing until my stomach hurts
and
then fall to the ground and do it all over again
and
sometimes when there's a chill in the air
I just want to wrap myself up
and
sit and wonder
and
appreciate the life that I'm living
while telling myself
"you're okay"
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{these are some of the other photos from the impromptu photo shoot I did in the park...remember the post of wanting to be six years old again...yep, that one...anyhow, recently on shutter sisters there was a discussion about "what's your style" and I hated that I didn't have one....I mean who doesn't want to have "a style" right ?
I love to shoot people, nature, houses...it doesn't really matter as I like a little bit of everything for right now...BUT it was pointed out to me by one of my most favorite people in the world that I make my photos soft in the middle and blurry around the edges and I was like...
"that's it...she's right...that's my style"
and
then I kissed my daughter and thanked her for noticing}

21 comments:

  1. Hi Beth,

    We can all use a patch of blue sky now and then!

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  2. These photos are brilliant!!!!! Love them! They should be on a wall or in a gallery!

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  3. My Little Eye,
    You do have a style. I'd say those of us who sit with a quiet smile on our faces each time we come here would agree.

    You do have a Beth style, a quality about your work. It's a joyful style, a happy style, a grab happy and shake it style...

    If I were to sum up your style in a word, because let's face it, words am all I have, then I'd say:

    You have a Take-Nothing-For-Granted Style

    I know I cheated by using hyphens to make one word, but still, My Beth that is your style.

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  4. I feel like that too sometimes.

    Your post was like a beautiful warm hug for me this morning. I am glad you are in the world at the same time as me.

    Happy soft and blurry Thursday!

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  5. Oh I love your style...in photos and in words. This was the most perfect combination.
    xo

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  6. you definitely have a style beth and i'm so glad you saw that in yourself!

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  7. I SO understand about the style thing. I sometimes I think I have creative ADD. What IS my style -- on photography, art,writing, the blog, anything else. Well, these are fabulous! Such freedom!

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  8. Hi Beth,
    I came across your blog from the list of a blogger of my best friend's blog. I've just started blogging.....but what caught me was your title...I love that thought...be yourself as everyone else is taken. That's a really nice mantra tolive by.

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  9. I love the pics, it was great your daughter noticed...you do have a style, call it wanting us to come back for more. Take Care

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  10. Love the pictures and the words that go with them.....you have the style to make everyone think and smile and wonder and agree...

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  11. I think that little girl still lives on inside you Beth!

    You are a seer.

    That is your style!

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  12. What beautiful photos Beth :-) Your photographs always are!

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  13. Your style is great! I love those photos so much!

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  14. Your style is great! And it's yours! Isn't it wonderful when people notice things like that? Beautiful pictures Beth!

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  15. Oh, Beth. There is no love like a daughter. Well, I'm sure you will say that a son is just as good. Still. I only have a daughter. How lovely that yours notices.

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  16. sigh ~breathing in the fun and happy in this series of images...wow you are good beth

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  17. This is such a fabulous vision of happiness & childhood!

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  18. I'm glad it's your style that was blurry, I thought I needed glasses!
    Kidding. Your photos are like your blog, very very enjoyable.

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  19. That first shot is divine. Reach for the sky...love it.

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  20. oh, these are wonderful! i love the black and white. i think your people shots skills are so good! i would love to see more.

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  21. I absolutely loved reading your words. Love your post, this one though got me! xoxo

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth