Sunday, September 27, 2009

release


solo post - L, Nikon

I've been holding on to some burdens. Today I released them to the wind.

I took this image today while at an art festival. A little girl lost her balloon and cried out as it floated away - gone. But to me it represented something different... burdens (all those things/thoughts bringing me down) – released to the wind... gone. The day was glorious - the first good sunny day in quite a while and I soaked up every bit of sunshine I could. While I was sitting there in the sun enjoying the music and watching people, I read some of the comments on my last post. Your words, your love, touched me... deeply. The fact that you took time out of your day to make mine better, means more to me than you know. Thank you so very much.


“Let your mind start a journey thru a strange new world. Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before. Let your soul take you where you long to be...Close your eyes let your spirit start to soar, and you'll live as you've never lived before.” - Erich Fromm

13 comments:

Line said...

this is a wonderful image, so lovely and I feel free, just by looking at it!!

Happy sunday!

Gayle said...

That quote is so powerful. Yay to you releasing those burdens!!!

elk said...

you took a beauty filled photo...because you are...

Puna said...

It's good to let go. I hope you are well.

cmv said...

gorgeous picture, beautiful post!

Char said...

I am always thankful for you. Your quiet thoughts and insight. I'm glad that you could release some of this today. I hope you enjoy this gorgeous weather this week.

Relyn said...

I'm thinking of you, sweet friend. I love you.

S. Etole said...

Casting our care ... freedom indeed ... thank you so much for visiting!

smith kaich jones said...

I used to visualize my problems/burdens as balloons and would watch them float away in my head, releasing them to the wind as you have done. A perfect way to let them go.

xoxo
Debi

sherry ♥ lee said...

I love this photograph and I love how you've chosen to view the balloon floating away...not as loss, but as burdens rising and lifting away.

While your name isn't mentioned, I checked where you are from and I believe you are my "jewel" through Se'Lah and sent me the beautiful autumn card...which I love. I'm framing it to hang in my studio. The Oliver Wendell Holmes message inside is perfect. I'm so glad the card arrived today -- a day when I very much needed to read this message. Thank you so much for adding the beauty and the joy to my day. I'm glad I've discovered your blog and your work!

Just Say Good9 said...

It's very nice shot.

georgia b. said...

what a wonderful photo. it makes me happy.

Woman in a Window said...

You've the best images. Sometimes the words are extras, condiments.
xo
erin

footnote

The photos on the left are taken by me, Leslye, the mother. The photos on the right are taken by my daughter, Taylor – unless otherwise noted. Comments are always welcome. thanks
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