shadow casting

 

 

 

 

“So don’t be frightened, dear friend, if a sadness confronts you larger than any you have ever known, casting its shadow over all you do. You must think that something is happening within you, and remember that life has not forgotten you; it holds you in its hand and will not let you fall. Why would you want to exclude from your life any uneasiness, any pain, any depression, since you don’t know what work they are accomplishing within you?”

Rainer Maria Rilke

 

the elephant in the room

no doubt, these are hard times

like I’ve never seen before

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

winter shadows on the table in the hall

 

 

 

 

I hear the quiet
in the dark

and smell the warm sunlight
dancing across the wall

I see the crack in the jar
where the cover doesn’t quite fit

I feel the chip in the wall
in the shape of a ragged heart

I taste the offering of sweetness
waiting on the table

 

I think

this is me

my self portrait

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ghosts of summer’s past

 

 

 

 

 

“..the lawn
Is pressed by unseen feet, and ghosts return
Gently at twilight, gently go at dawn..”

T.S. ELIOT

(excerpt from To Walter de la Mare)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

wallflowers

 

 

 

 

 

“He’s a wallflower. You see things. You keep quiet about them. And you understand.”

~ Stephen Chbosky