Sunday, October 12, 2014

Reflections

    Self portrait,Vivlan Maier

Generally when one tries to tinker
with eternity
it does not end well.
The stoutest knots
come undone,
and ends once again
flap loose.

But still there is this
hope
for a sense of
grand purpose,

or at least
a reason to get up each morning,
to brush one’s teeth,
to wash,
to put on one’s  shoes,
one’s shirt,
one’s mask.

And in the meantime
one goes on,
for there are children to be fed
and dishes to be washed
and bills to be paid,
despite the
receding hallway filled
with an overflow of string and boxes
and failed attempts.

And sometimes,
amid the clutter and minutia,
without realizing it,
we get the lighting
and the composition right,
and just sometimes in our wake
we leave something
beautiful.


Photo prompt provided by Tess Kincaid at Magpie Tales.  Join us!

29 comments:

  1. And gosh aren't we all tinkering with it every day!



    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= . <3

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  2. Yeah, funny, I love to flirt with eternity!

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  3. Very true, a little tinker and fine tuning and you never know what will show

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    1. RightPat, you never know till you try.

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  4. and just sometimes in our wake
    we leave something
    beautiful.

    Yes, tinkering along and saving them in whatever devices. Not just sometimes but if only all the time! Nicely Other Mary!

    Hank

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  5. Keep on keeping on, Mrs Dalloway ...

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    1. Awww...I love that you called me Mrs. D.! xo

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  6. Something beautiful, yes, our loves, our words, ourselves.

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  7. "a sense of grand purpose"...love that Other Mary!

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  8. We all love beauty. It's nice to have a purpose in life.

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  9. My favorite so far. I love where you went with this, and you went there masterfully.

    =)

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  10. Lovely...this might be my favorite of yours to date...

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  11. Well put. Those moments of beauty and perfection amidst the craziness and imperfection of life are great.

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  12. Oh Mary!!!! I love love love this!!!

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  13. Beautiful poem Mary, thank you for sharing it with us

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  14. How beautifully worded. It is true that we go through life, feeding the kids, washing the dishes, dealing with bills, and it's amazing when we can find some beauty in all of it.

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  15. I love the idea that we can leave something beautiful, even if we don't notice it. Lovely poem.

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  16. Quite lovely. I agree, you've created something beautiful within your lines as well!

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  17. A hallway filled "With an overflow of string and boxes..." You've seen my place? Excellent post, by the way.

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  18. Thank you all! Apologies for not keeping up answering your comments, but I have visited and read your pieces and commented on them. Cheers everyone!

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  19. I so want to see Maier's exhibit. You catch this well ~

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  20. Me too! The online pics are good, but I'd love to see the exhibit in person too. And thank you!

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