The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has the theme of Temporary. If there is anything that might cause me to wax philosophical, this may be it 🙂
Floating on the sea of time, our lives are filled with crests and valleys, with which we can either struggle or accept with grace. How we spend this time shall determine our sense of completeness at the end. Live it fully, embracing the energy of the universe.
Without this, we can ever be filled with a sense of loss…
In planning this image, I have attempted to place lots of elements together that juxtapose one another, as the ethereal being follows the butterflies into the miasma… What do you sense in this tableau?
Deeply buried within the complex landscape of her emotions, feelings are unearthed that can do nought but harm. Inexplicably, these are what cause her to focus on the portal that has formed ahead; where it leads is not clear, but could it bring closure to the grief, so long ignored?
The butterflies must be a signal that all will be well, as they are the messengers of souls long lost, seeking to reach out. Another step and she feels lighter than air, no longer touching the floor. Dimensions are shifting around her.
What will be found on the other side?
This image is a composite of many layers that were shot during a workshop with the wonderful Brooke Shaden. Inspiration was flowing everywhere during the workshop and, if you ever get the chance to take one, go for it!
A response to the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge theme of Danger.
In our lives, we have ups and downs, wins and losses, and even periods of relative stability that we might call smooth sailing. As we get older, we learn to take most of the ups and downs in stride, as we know that, regardless of what is happening, most likely it shall pass.
There are still occurrences that really affect us deeply, though, such as the passing of a loved one. After a period of time, the pain lessens, but the memory will remain. For this week’s loss of Darwin, the pain is still all too real and palpable, so I thought I’d share this image with you…
This image has very special meaning to me, as captured it nearly six years ago during a group night shoot; as I created this photograph, I sensed a change in the space-time fabric, which I could not identify. In the morning, I found out that a beloved aunt of mine had passed during that night, after a long battle with cancer.
This image is for you, aunt Marlies, and also for you, Darwin.