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Familial Devotion by Quinn Blackburn

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A Mother’s Instincts

Love unbounded by Reason.
Love more eternal than Seasons.
Flowing and healing as water,
No less for son than daughter.
“Protect the child” the only Law!
“And Yet…” I hear the Raven caw
“Each must their own choices make,
Their Will must the journey shape.
Let them Fly or Fall as they will,
You cannot take their place on the Hill.”
Wolf, great teacher, cries with me.
“Truth is seldom free!
Some lessons must be learned
others still must be earned.
You taught the cub as best you might
The rest is now for him to fight.”
These truths I cannot deny
“And Yet…” is still my Hearts reply.

Quinn Blackburn 2007

This image came a year later. My son was the inspiration for both of these works though. I sometimes feel as if I waited years just to see this heart-
softening moment as he helped his sister’s into the joy and healing of this shining river. This bright moment stands out in memory, like the bright silver lining to the storm it preceded. This was just a month and a half before our son would loose his little boy to a fatal accident. Each time I look back at this shot, it feels a little more like a rare and brilliant insect trapped in amber.

wishing you laughter

I look to All My Relations for advice, wisdom, and inspiration. I’m a Gemini with Pisces rising…everything else is subject to change without notice.

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  • tkrosevear
    tkrosevearabout 5 years ago

    an amazing image and writing Quinn, thanks for the energy boost and smile my sister ;) xoxox ♥

  • Thanks for the encouraging comment, dearheart… this image moves me, but I also felt that it’s simple evocative nature would speak to others too. xo :)

    – Quinn Blackburn

  • Erhan OZBIYIK
    Erhan OZBIYIKabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful writing and image… :)

  • Thank you… so glad you enjoyed them!

    :) wishing you laughter

    – Quinn Blackburn

  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 5 years ago

    Excellent combination of image and written work. I like both.

  • Thank you :)

    – Quinn Blackburn

  • Antanas
    Antanasabout 5 years ago

    this is wonderful capture

  • Thank you… I adore this shot for what it means to me personally… glad to know that others enjoy it just for itself. :)

    – Quinn Blackburn

  • Barssel
    Barsselabout 5 years ago

    Powerful image……………well done.

  • thank you :) Greatly appreciate you taking the time to offer feedback :) wishing you laughter

    – Quinn Blackburn

  • madvlad
    madvladabout 5 years ago

    enter into the waters edge and be washed of all past pains and strains this is a soulful photo with so much personal powers felt

  • Thank you for your insightful response! :) wishing you laughter

    – Quinn Blackburn

  • Cary McAulay
    Cary McAulayover 4 years ago

    Yep It’s a beauty alright! Something Special….Great work! :o)

  • Thank you! This is one of those shots that goes straight to my heart every time I look at it :o) wishing you laughter

    – Quinn Blackburn

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 4 years ago

    An amazing image!!

  • Thanks! so glad you enjoyed one of my favorites :o)

    – Quinn Blackburn

  • starikarp
    starikarpover 4 years ago

    wonderful capture!

  • Al Bourassa
    Al Bourassaover 4 years ago

    Awesome work!

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