June 23, 2009

floating on life...

today
in my notes I found this
~~
"it's not what's happening around you that determines much
but what's happening inside you"
~~
I wonder who wrote it
~~~~~
last week I spent a tiny bit of one of my mornings at a little park that I love
~
there's not really much to the park
but
because it's on the lake
I love it
~
and
there's really not much of anything to photograph while I'm there
but
I always come home with pictures that surprise me a little
~
I thought the photos I took of the huge dead fish floating right in front of me
would be really neat
but
they were just plain awful
~
I thought the photos I took of the mossy green rocks that were almost glowing in the sunlight
would be really neat
but
they were almost too green
if that's even possible
~
and
then there was this photo
which made me sit up straight so that I could really look at it
so that I could really see it
and
I'm not sure what it did to me
inside
but it stirred up some feelings or emotions
and
something in me changed a little
~
I didn't edit it
and
someday I will
~
but for now
it speaks for itself
even though I'm still now quite so sure what it's saying
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9 comments:

  1. I will be very happy to hear what it stirred in you when you have the chance to let it perk and rest and reveal its secret to you.

    Beth, honestly, I love coming here each day...it's like a deep sigh when you've had an overwhelming day.

    It's like that...

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  2. 'Sail Away', 'The World So Wide', 'Will Your Anchor Hold'? So many messages, Beth.

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  3. It calls to me to come hither ... oh, so inviting. My favorite things ... a dock leading out to the water ... leading out to sailboats (some of my very best memories were made when fortunate enough to be on a sailboat - alone or with dear loved ones and friends)so to me it says come make new memories - I am waiting on you!

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  4. dead fish??? ew! this is so much more pleasing :)

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  5. You always amaze me..........
    You have such a wonderful, magical way of painting images and emotions with your words. This is great!

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  6. beautiful Beth....beautiful

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  7. Hmmmmm.... I'm longing for a park like that to visit.

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  8. You conjure wonderful images with your words and photography...simply beautiful and reflective.

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  9. "it's not what's happening around you that determines much
    but what's happening inside you"

    reminds me of a favorite from Joyce Carol Oates: "It's where you go and what you do when you get there that tells us who you are"

    I may never have met you but you show me in beautiful photos and amazingly graphic, though often subtle, descriptions just who you are. It gives me a little better idea of where lBueller may be.

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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