|Sybille Sterk 1485 posts||
I am going to take you onto a journey today and I think most of you will find it familiar ground. We start of all innocent and true to ourselves but due to one thing and another – from peer pressure to role models to advertising – we soon start putting on the masks and we become different people and put on different costumes throughout our lives. It takes a long time (and sometimes it’s never achieved) before we close the circle and get back to our original state of, maybe not innocence, but at least honesty and being true to ourselves.
And here our journey begins…
It’s out outlook the way we view the world that makes us put on the masks and conform to the labels we (feel we) are stuck with.
Outlook – myopia:
Is it about hiding who we are or putting on a pretty face over our insecurities?
Are we inviting madness by hiding our true selves away behind masks?
Madness by © RebeccaWeston
Our instincts and intuition are strong and not easily held back.
This never becomes clearer when those we hold dear and those who shaped us fall away and leave us to struggle on by ourselves.
I lie in bed at night
Will my soul slide through my fontanelle?
I witness the aunties, uncles, parents
I feel the earthquake
Those arms that have held me steady
Armies of generation
I didn’t know how cataclysmic it would feel
Will this central quaking
The earth tremors
The thirst for life, for giving in to those needs long supressed….
and the acknowledgement of those needs that drive us closer to the edge.
vestiges by © ShadowDancer
memories of your love
Sometimes we give in, when we feel there’s nothing to go on for….
and sometimes we reach this flashpoint where the decision has to be made and we pull through.
Flashpoint by © MoonlightLover
I realised how I so wanted time
Like a global flashpoint, I was beyond all reach,
You will never realise the miles I’d had to go,
Now that I’ve realised how it had gotten so wrong,
And maybe sometimes it’s a matter of walking away to become who we are.
Spring cleaning of self accomplished.
The good house of self by © su2anne
Hope you enjoyed today’s trip through our amazing gallery and library. Tell the artists/authors if you did. There’s nothing quite like someone telling you that they loved what you did.
|annacuypers 185 posts||
Aww, I am so pleased to be part of this beautiful series Sybille !! Thank you so much and congrats to all the artists, special thanks to MoonLightLover for the wonderful poem, love, anna xxo
|MoonlightLover 9 posts||
Congratulations and thank you to everyone who thought my poem was worthy of a feature. Much love Annie Z xoxo
|RebeccaWeston 416 posts||
Congratulations to all the artists featured and many thanks to Sybille for the fascinating journey, I really enjoyed it !
|Anna Shaw 7388 posts||
What super features these are. I just love the way the images and poems blend together so well, and your dialogue is excellent. Thanks for pulling these together with such coherence and style.
|Jenifer DeBellis 1300 posts||
One of my most meditated topics. Congratulations to the creators of all of these inspiring pieces, and to Sybille for blending them together so artfully. xox
|autumnwind 7391 posts||
Sybille, I so love and relate to this journey you have presented us with. Excellent and amazing choices. Congrats to all the featured artists, such moving and brilliant work. XOXOXOXOXOX
|msdebbie 365 posts||
Such a beautiful weaving in this tapestry of stories and art – moving Sybille, as always xxx
|wildwomenlove 170 posts||
omg I love this journey…birth, madness, destruction, resurrection and Joy…so true, this life a journey into ourselves…
|Beautifuldreamer 81 posts||
Love what you’ve put together for this issue, Sybille. Congrats to everyone featured in this issue, a pleasure as always to read and ponder each chosen work of art.