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I found this little shell on the cliffs at the seaside in Ireland. I really wanted to keep him but he was too delicate to keep in my big burly back pack and so sadly he had to be left behind.

It reminds us of how fragile life is and how we only have one oppurtunity to live it well and not waste what we have. We hold our lives in the palm of our hands, where we place it determines how it will be.. will it be bashed around by the waves or swirling in the undercurrent. or will it remain high and dry on the beach. your choice… Jack johnson captures that all so perfectly in his song..

F-Stop Blues

Hermit crabs and cowry shells,
Crush beneath his feet as he comes towards you,
He’s waving at you.

Lift him up to see what you can see,
He begins his focusing,
He’s aiming at you.

And now he has cutaways from memories
And close-ups of anything that,
He has seen or even dreamed,
And now he’s finished focusing.

He’s imagining lightning,
Striking sea sickness,
Away from here.

Look who’s laughing now that you’ve wasted,
How many years and you’ve barely even tasted,
Anything remotely close to,
Everything you’ve boasted about,
Look who’s crying now.

Driftwood floats, after years of erosion,
Incoming tide touches roots to expose them,
Quicksand steals my shoe,
Clouds bring the f-stop blues.

Look who’s laughing now that you’ve wasted,
How many years and you’ve barely even tasted,
Anything remotely close to,
Everything you’ve boasted about,
Look who’s crying now.

Jack Johnson is my inspiration

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grey, life, palm, hand, hands, shell, blues, fragile, hold, lesson, jack johnson, fiona christensen

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Comments

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezover 4 years ago

    aw. so sweet……. we dont even know what we have do we?. until it is gone

  • i know, its so true. Thank you my dear Isa, always appreciate your lovely comments. :) xx

    – Fiona Christensen

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 4 years ago

    please add a source of inspiration in the description area to be accepted in the Inspired Art group !
    limit your daily submission at 3 !
    thank you !
    my best, your host (francis).

  • hey Francis! Sorry! i will do! :) thanks!

    – Fiona Christensen

  • Rima Dadenji
    Rima Dadenjialmost 3 years ago

    Like a secret.I love the way you present your beautiful work.You always open so many windows in your descriptions.

  • Thank you so much for the wonderful comment. Such a lovely thing to hear. Much appreciated! :)

    – Fiona Christensen

  • Rhonda Strickland
    Rhonda Stricklandover 2 years ago

    Great find and cool photo…. love the song too :o)
    Rhonda

  • Thank you so much! Jack Johnson is such a treat. :)

    – Fiona Christensen

  • millymuso
    millymusoover 2 years ago

  • Ah wow! Truly lucky i am for another feature! Thank you so so much! :D

    – Fiona Christensen

  • cfortunetruth
    cfortunetruthabout 2 years ago

    You make this look easy! Beautiful work!

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