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i’ve had this image for some time. i felt a great attachment to it but whenever i thought to share it i felt a slight disconnection… a feeling of being lost within it, perhaps unsure where it (or maybe i) belongs.

a conversation with a darling friend today about life and the vastness of feelings and emotions came about, and i found myself connecting again and pulling things to me rather than pushing them away, and this time when i saw this little shed on it’s solitary pond glowing in their purple light, i found its place.

i realized it’s quite ok to have bad feelings and dark days. feeling detached, lonely, unloved, hating life… these things are the contrast we need to feel close, together, accepted, and loved more so than we could without its opposite.

in turn, from these feelings and thoughts of the varied palette of flavors life brings us (the delicious and the inedible) i found places for some of these pieces in my own heart as well as acceptance of them.


purple, night, pond, shed, water

I am a dreamer, artist, and mother. I dance in the rain, spend too much time reading books, and live for my family. I am a gypsy, poet, musician, and artist. But most of all, I am a butterfly fairy. Come dream with me.

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  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...almost 4 years ago

    really beautiful words and picture!

  • thank you so much charmiene, sending you warm thoughts of ‘feeling good’

    – ShadowDancer

  • lianne
    liannealmost 4 years ago

    PJ – Your words even more than the image itself – which is very haunting and poignant – remind us all of the truth about accepting all that is, realizing the dark is necessary and allowing ourselves to feel what we feel in the moment so we can let it go and move into the next space for our own re-creation. I love this!

  • lianne – my deep feeling friend, i could not have said it better myself.. the vastness of our universe and the need for both sides is sometimes hard to swallow but feels so good once it goes down and is accepted and taken in whole. thank you for being the wise and comforting friend you are. xx

    – ShadowDancer

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellalmost 4 years ago

    indeed it is
    how I understand this darling PJ
    sigh a sublime and haunting image and your words awwwwwwww xoxoxo

  • such a journey we take… unfolding layers and layers of thought from moment to moment, cosmos of feeling.. can be a lonely journey sometimes, but then we get reminded by great friends that it’s not so lonely after all.. thanks for being part of that, too, lisa dear. xxxx

    – ShadowDancer

  • Trenchtownrock
    Trenchtownrockalmost 4 years ago

    Really haunting it.

  • thanks so much, magic man. x

    – ShadowDancer

  • kevinmawson
    kevinmawsonalmost 4 years ago

    I feel a calmnes in this image a calmnes of solitude!


  • kevin, thank you for sharing your feelings on this. you are so right. these days i crave that feeling, to be in the quietness of solitude. other times, perhaps when looking back at it, the knowledge that i prefer to exist in the quiet space of ‘alone’ is somewhat frightful. hmm…. you really made me think from this one. thanks for that. :)

    – ShadowDancer

  • nishagandhi
    nishagandhialmost 4 years ago

    great one

  • thank you nisha, i really appreciate it

    – ShadowDancer

  • Mllrg973
    Mllrg973almost 4 years ago

    Beautiful picture, Patty!!! Nice job ;)

  • thanks george! (can you tell i’m catching up on comments today?) big hugs to you!

    – ShadowDancer

  • icesrun
    icesrunalmost 4 years ago

    Maybe because it looks lost in that it is all by itself on a place that it does not look like it fits. It is a beautiful capture tho!!

  • yeah, that’s kind of how i felt too.. the shed just seemed so out there, so displaced from anything else.. a solitary figure. great eye. :)

    – ShadowDancer

  • Matt H.
    Matt H.almost 4 years ago

    It’s so eerie. Love the blue, it does wonders to the mood of the scene.

  • thank you so much, this piece was really an experiment in mood treatment, so i’m glad it paid off.

    – ShadowDancer

  • Warren Haney
    Warren Haneyalmost 4 years ago

    very nice……………..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • thanks so much Warren!!!!! love exclamation points, btw, they always make my day. ;)

    – ShadowDancer

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