Tag: beauty

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Slinki Extra Wide I, Gallery Bistro, Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada

Loss ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #199

From time to time we lose
People, places and things
We love

In the absence
Recollections induce the bittersweet
With time, perhaps, becoming less bitter than sweet

Losses lightened
By the moments, words and images
We’ve captured

The joys once lived
Remain in our memories
And in our hearts

In the empty spaces
Something new, perhaps
Something new to love

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Into the Grey, Britannia Beach, Howe Sound, Sea to Sky Highway, British Columbia, Canada

On Carrying the Days

Time passes
The days accumulate

The good days
The bad days
The days that broke me
The days that healed me
The days I shone
The days I withdrew into shadow

These were the days which made me
These were the days of reckoning
These were the days which guide me

I carry them all
In my burgeoning knapsack
A dull weight
On my shoulders

Then one day
I realize
I carry a burden
Impeding my progress

So I stop at the side of the trail
Open my knapsack
Look inside

All these days!
All these dark days!
Why do I carry them?

I take out the bad days
Leave them beside the trail
Take out the broken days
Leave them beside the trail
Take out the days of shadow
Leave them beside the trail

The knapsack feels lighter
I walk easier
Manage even a skip in my step

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Patterns, Museu de les Ciències, Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències, Valencia, Spain

Patterns of Opposites

I try to follow
The myriad lines
Creating the myriad forms
Regular and irregular
Symmetric and asymmetric
A cacophony of harmonies
Patterns within broken patterns
Broken again to form patterns

In them the complexity of life
Perfect imperfection
Destabilized and fortified
A confusion of order
A diffusion of resolution

I breathe in
The beauty of opposites
Comprising the oneness
Of being