Sunday, December 29, 2013

Past Perfect?

    self-portrait, Francis Bacon

When I look back,
even then,
life was never
just black and white.
There have always
been grey areas.
Always.


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47 comments:

  1. I think most of us spend our lives walking that balance beam somewhere between the black and the white. Brief and well captured, Mary.

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  2. Life is a desert for those who see it black and white--or maybe a moonscape would be a better analogy. Short and sharp, Mary (and true.)

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    1. Yes, that is a good analogy. :o) Thanks Joy.

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  3. A bit of grey makes things interesting

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  4. And most of them are on that guy's sweater. Has he never heard of laundry soap?

    Very little is ever truly black and white. Ever.

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  5. oh! This is a fabulous poem! Love it love it! Happy New Year

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    1. Thanks Kathe! Happy New Year to you and yours.

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  6. touching. thoughtful.


    ALOHA
    from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    =^..^=

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  7. Yes very true. All the things sometimes together can be the source of happiness and sadnesss . May the new year be filled with happiness only. Take care.

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    1. Thank you Vandana! I wish you the same.

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  8. Always grey areas between moments in life..

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    1. Yes. Don't believe those who tell you otherwise.

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    1. Thank you Berowne. Not wise enough to answer your quiz though.

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  10. Very wise ... there is always going to be grey & hopefully lots of colour too!

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  11. And I say, thank goodness for that...too much black and white makes us too set in our ways...well done...Best for the New Year!!

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    1. Thank you Lyn. All the best to you as well.

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  12. And the shades of grey are many and varied...

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  13. subtle stuff, and nice interpretation of the image

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  14. oh indeed there have...
    i think though we often see the past much clearer the further we get from it....

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    1. I think that's true sometimes, but othertimes I think we tend to forget bits.

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  15. Amazing. That is so true. I like your poetic touch.

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  16. So fitting! Grey. That shady offspring of black and white will always be around!

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    1. Yes...which is why I have to keep coloring my hair. ;-)

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  17. So true..life is never just black and white.

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  18. ... and aren't we grateful for the grays? Happy New Year, Mary!

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  19. Except for in my hair Helen, lol.

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