My Pink Mood…

Whimsical wonder

Of the lingering mystic

Makes my mood feel pink.

Poetry and Images by Magical Normal Life


This image is part of the https://islandinthenet.com/52-week-smartphone-challenge/ The topic is mood. This image was shot on an iPhone X tuned and cropped in Snapseed using the “smooth” filter.

Love Story…

Affection in furry form. Breathtaking love of my life.  

Even now, my heart is fractured as I think of Yuri. 

However, he is still here.  

Influencing and showing his presence with a yearning of meaning.

Magical  music glides over mosaic remembrances and in certain moments

The holy hollowness of my heart beats the passion of  a peaceful spirit, 

Gentleness glistening in the sweet memories of long walks and silent conversations. 

Still here, in my mind, in my heart a steady gaze tells me he is silently with me. 

How can it be that this gentle  dog still grips my heart in grief…

He was the one who guided me through  healing

A  path of heartache that had clenched  and paralyzed me with fear.

He helped in maneuvering the treacherous waters of life, so I began to  believe in myself. 

The tears I shed are big, real tears of  sorrow and loss. 

Yet I am healed through his everlasting devotion of hope.

And life lessons continue to lead me in the love that is waiting for me within the eyes of nature.

This image is part of the https://islandinthenet.com/52-week-smartphone-challenge/ The topic is Love Story. My son shot this with his iPhone 6 witnessing me saying goodbye to Yuri. He was 13 and crippled with arthritis. We were fortunate that we were able to put him down in his beloved backyard. I am convinced that Yuri was and will always be an Angel. Photo is cropped and edited in snapseed.

Clarity

The clear sharp lines of reality bring both fear and hope within ourselves,

Yet the simplicity of clean reflections hold the innocence of a single thought.

Poetry and Image by Magical Normal Life

This image is part of the https://islandinthenet.com/52-week-smartphone-challenge/ The topic is Unfiltered. I used my iPhone 10. Photo is cropped and slightly edited the brightness and shadows to give focus.

Reflection…

I sit between the wise, noble tree 

And it’s trembling reflection.

Thoughts piling up inside

Spilling up, spilling over

Pouring into the silent, still stream before us.

The strong, soundless branches of nature hold high an idea.

But the winds of the world blow ripples within the words

And blur the meaning of intentions.  

Poetry and Image by Magical Normal Life

Many times, reflecting on my inner self is as painful as it is forthcoming. However, viewing what is within my heart has been the most healing exercise of deep grief. Well that, and time. And I have had plenty of time. In emerging from the reflection, I often want to express what I am feeling, but the feelings cannot be accurately expressed in words and they often come out distorted and blurred. How do you express these deep seated emotions that are rooted deep within each of us? Poetry, photography, painting or sharing your story. I appreciate what each of you have brought to my life through the sharings of your inner self. Blessing to you!!

This image is part of the https://islandinthenet.com/52-week-smartphone-challenge/ The topic is Symmetry. I used my iPhone 10. Photo is cropped and edited with Snapseed.

Warmth…

The amber softness of love 

Weaves a pattern of neat, loose stitches

And whirling flames.

Encompassing the silent possibility

This glimmering moment brings

When our hearts do the talking

Instead of our voices.  

Poetry and Images by Magical Normal Life

This image is part of the https://islandinthenet.com/52-week-smartphone-challenge/ The topic is Warmth. I used my iPhone 10 and cropped the photo with Snapseed.