Saturday, September 15, 2012

...this one's for you...

secure in the knowledge that it's hard to ruin mashed potatoes

often, i write all day long with white ink on white paper, late into the night, until it is all i can do to feel the letters curving to earth from the tip of the pen & then, i fall asleep. dreaming of running, or maybe driving in a car the color of water & i wake the next day remembering nothing & i gather the stack of paper & a pen of black on the desk in front of me & the words begin to dance over the page like long legged insects across a still lake & the words in white whisper behind & underneath the new day. if there is any secret to this life i live, this is it: the sound of what cannot be seen sings within everything that can. & there is nothing more to it than that.

this is an.
extension of a.
storypeople story.
i am loving it.
so i am.
going with the extended version today.
even tho i just posted the short version.
what we write in white.
on white paper.
about the direction we think.
our life is going.
sometimes it gets.
a reality check.
of a big black ink splatter.
what we choose.
to do.
after that ugly ink splatter.
hits the page.
is the only thing that matters.
crumple up that page?
throw it in the trash?
or pin it to the bulletin board.
as a reminder.
that ugly only stays if you let it.
but when you set it free.
the white page comes back.
along with all the beautiful colors.
that you know you have inside.
just BE.


Sylvia K said...

Lovely shadow shots and such wise words indeed, Robin! I always enjoy the thoughts that you share with us and I always learn something worthwhile! Thanks for sharing the beauty and the wisdom! Have a beautiful weekend!

Chubby Chieque said...

Howdy Rob?

How's everybody outthere? Seems fall is really on your door now, huh? Is it really that bad with fall? As I said, I am not ready yet.

Lovely shots, as evah... GB


Patti said...

Hmmm...the ugly ink splatter is synonymous with one of those curve balls life throws at us?

I guess we've all had experience with ugly ink splatters then.

I don't know what storypeople is, but apparently it makes one take a breath and think about things.

Thanks for inspiring me. ;-)

Nellies said...

Beautiful photos, and nice shadows!
Have a wonderful weekend.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Great words & thoughts again to ponder today ~ absolutely love the pictures, as fall is underway :) Lovin' that!!
Wishing you a beautiful weekend!

{I just might have to disagree with you about that mashed potato part!}

Beverley Baird said...

What lovely shadows! The texture on the leaf is lovely as well!
You always have such interesting quotes and stories - so good to stop by for!

Ralph said...

Nice take on what useful anything can be - the ink splotch as a reminder perhaps and for sure, your views today. A fallen cherry, a dead leaf and unattached branch signify nothing to many, but even past their prime they offer nature's beauty still in subject and shadow. So well captured in picture and prose!

TheChieftess said...

Very interesting shadow shots...and prose!

Hey Harriet said...

Beautiful photos Robin! I like the quote about mashed potatoes. Yes, it is hard to ruin mashed potatoes, but some people can make them taste a whole lot more delicious than others :)

I hope you have a great weekend!

colleen said...

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. ~Leonardo DaVinci

Paula Scott said...

Such wisdom and insight! And, what a perfect post for what seems to be a perfect pre-fall day.

Gillena Cox said...

some really great shadow shots here

much love...

NatureFootstep said...

I like your shadow shots. :)

Gemma Wiseman said...

This post in wrapped in the magical beauty of words and image! So very beautiful, inspiring and comforting!