The Sky of My Mind

BettinaSchwarz

Joined October 2008

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I sit here with my pen poised … I do not know what to write.
I wait …
There are so many thoughts … yet none complete
… snippets … all just snippets.
And like so many times before, my question is: where to begin.
And I smile … wryly smile as I realise how trivial the question really is.
With conviction I feel the answer:
Anywhere.
Yet I waver just once more … where is … anywhere …
And I quietly look within …
it is as though I was watching the clouds drift across a prairie sky …
… pick one … go on … pick one …

… and I do …
I see one drift along and I reach out my hand … palm upward turned … slightly cupped as though to scoop something out of a pond …
patiently … gently ….
… I allow the cloud to rest in my hand …
and time … feels like an eternity …
though I am sure no more has passed but a blink of an eye …

so what is this wispy thing I hold in my hand … that looked so dark and gray and full of substance as it moved on by across the sky of my mind …
… dare I unravel it … and look what’s inside? … I am frightened … frightened at my own thoughts … afraid of what I might discover … and be made to face.
… but here it is … gently resting in my outstretched hand …
… and …
for a minute there … it looks so harmless … can … it … be … that bad?
And so I begin to unravel … to draw at the tufts … and to my surprise I find the tufts dissolve … like candy floss on my tongue … and as the taste slowly fades away … I tug at the cloud some more … each tuft dissolves before my eyes … I tug and draw and the cloud unravels and shrinks, the tufts disappear and I carry on … and to my astonishment and surprise … I look up … and I see blue sky.

it was my fear … that was gray …
… only my fear … nothing more

PS this post, for me, is about the writing and the image … bit of a package deal :) … a bit like the rose I posted and … Be Free

All proceeds from sales of this image to be donated to Cancer Research UK Thank you so much for your support and interest!

Canon EOS 450D 18-55mm kit lens

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