Battle Weary

Sorcha Whitehorse ©

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Sorcha Whitehorse ©

This shell is so beautiful and enigmatic. It looks small and young and has been well beaten, parts looking like the soft polishing of water and sand in comparison to knocks against rocks or inquiring sharp beaks. Although it looks prematurely eroded and aged in parts it also expresses such strength and gentle beauty and although it is a skeleton, it still feels alive. I find it quite emotionally engaging as a metaphor for my past life and hardships, but although it is battle scarred, I focus on its fine and unusual beauties such as the translucent and patterned layers of shell and its spiral core. To me it expresses hope and timeless resilience.

Tough [Old English tōh; related to Old High German zāhi tough, Old Norse tā trodden ground in front of a house

Resilient [Latin resilins, resilient-, present participle of resilre, to leap back; see resile.]

Peace [Middle English pes, from Old French pais, pes, from Latin px, pc-; see pax – akin to pact. – Middle English, from Old French, from Latin pactum, from neuter sing. past participle of pacsc, to agree; see pag- in Indo-European roots.]

Battle Weary

wea·ry [weer-ee]
1. physically or mentally exhausted by hard work, exertion, strain, etc.; fatigued; tired: weary eyes; a weary brain. become weary
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
6. to make or grow impatient or dissatisfied with something or at having too much of something (often followed by of ) weary of

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