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If my thoughts were made of matter,
And I had many compressed inside my head,
The pressure would make my skull shatter,
And leave me bleeding over my bed.

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Self-portrait; a literal representation of the story of my life…

This year for me has been one of much reflection and transition – always constantly having something on my mind – sometimes too much; and it doesn’t really help when other people stuff my head with more things to think about. Thankfully though I have been able to buy myself some free time this year; step back from certain stresses to catch up on other things I had wanted to do – though my ‘to do’ list is constantly growing!

This idea was inspired by a headache I had about a week ago – which I was still feeling as I was in my bed; but as soon as I started writing the musing above on my iPhone I felt better.

Perhaps thoughts are made of matter because when we have too many we get headaches. Many people use the term ‘headache’ simply when they are feeling frustrated – but it isn’t really a headache unless there is physical pain – it is called a head ‘ache’ for a reason. As painful as it can be to have too much on the mind – be it physically or emotionally – I have also realized how much it helps to release those thoughts out; let them bleed – though we have to be wise about how we do it otherwise we may be giving headaches to other people! It can be just as contagious as a cold.

Sometimes it is matter of finding that right person who is genuinely willing to listen – and who will make you feel better instead of increasing the headache! And of course one who is happy to listen rather than feeling stressed from it – and who I am happy to talk to. I didn’t really find a person like that until last year – without whom I may not have dared to make the decisions I did later in the year and this one that followed. But even to write down stuff or to take moments to reflect it helps (as long as we’re given our space and our peace).

And speaking of peace, I de-saturated the center of the flower to look like a poppy in honour of tomorrow; Nov 11, 2012 – Veteran’s Day/Remembrance Day

You can see the original photo here

The original photo was taken with an Casio EX-FC100, then taken into Photoshop.

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  • Vesna *
    Vesna *over 1 year ago

    fantastic writing and photography
    briliant!

  • Thank you dear Vesna xx

    – Mui-Ling Teh

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehover 1 year ago

    If my thoughts were made of matter,
    And I had many compressed inside my head,
    The pressure would make my skull shatter,
    And leave me bleeding over my bed.

    I wrote the poem on night/morning of November 4, 2012. Completed the image this past week and posted today, Nov 10, 2012 – the day before Remembrance Day.

  • Vasile Stan
    Vasile Stanover 1 year ago

    Beautiful picture and such a thought-full writing, dear Mui-Ling.
    Keep pouring your heart and mind in the shape of well crafted words and thought provoking images, the best is yet to come.

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 1 year ago

    Great photography MuiLing…both versions are lovely but the black and white is very poignant…

  • Thank you Janis. I had also liked the original version too; though the purpose of the editing was to make the image suit the idea.

    – Mui-Ling Teh

  • mmargot
    mmargotover 1 year ago

    This is such exquisite work, Mui-Ling, but your words from the heart match and make it even stronger. To “store” one’s emotions… it is a terrible aching seclusion. You have shown us pain and the release in your individual beautiful and wise ways.

  • It certainly is. But thanks to art I have a form of release – I didn’t really use my art this way until after joining RB and meeting so many wonderful people here. Thank you so much margot!

    – Mui-Ling Teh

  • Heather King
    Heather Kingover 1 year ago

    you are such a vision Mui-Ling♥ This is breathtakingly beautiful!
    gorgeous editing, beautiful poem, and i can relate far too well!!!

  • Thank you Heather. Yes… I know you can relate; and it is on a big part unfortunate you do, but on another it brings us together ♥

    – Mui-Ling Teh

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...over 1 year ago

    You look like an angel…..

  • Thank you KJ. I actually also completed a piece with an angel this past week – though I’ll share that another time ;)

    – Mui-Ling Teh

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersover 1 year ago

    Lovely!! . . .

  • Thank you Hugh!!

    – Mui-Ling Teh

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenover 1 year ago

    How beautiful Mui-Ling…..!

  • Thank yo co much Ellen!

    – Mui-Ling Teh

  • Colleen2012
    Colleen2012over 1 year ago

    Very creative work Mui Ling
    Love Colleen2012

  • Thank you Colleen!

    – Mui-Ling Teh

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