Friday, January 27, 2012

an observation.




have you noticed how
the weathered, dying things possess
a chaotic richness,
a color borne from loss,
a patina of dignity
unknown (or unnoticed) 
by the crass sheen of
perfection?

18 comments:

Ostriches Look Funny said...

YES!

to everything.

Nancy said...

The color of loss.....I have never thought of that....thank you for the encouragement of looking from a different angle...

Thoughts for the day said...

Beautiful words and thoughts, challenging us to think differently.

Kay L. Davies said...

You're so right. Beautifully said.
Luv, K

ayala said...

Beautifully said...love the photos :)

S. Etole said...

In a way, I'm glad that my age spots aren't quite that colorful!

Thanks for the beauty you share in so many ways.

Can do mom said...

I love worn, aged, used, loved objects. They each tell a story! Blessings to you today, Leslie.

Kala said...

There is a certain beauty in decay I think. Lovely images.

lilylovekin said...

That is beautiful.

Senna said...

Your photographs have very interesting perspectives, which fascinating and let me think about it. Best regards Senna

DeborahJoy said...

got goosebumps reading this today.
Trying to embrace the loss... X

Francesca said...

Nice observation.

Loree said...

That is a different way to look at things. Different in a good way :)

Beth said...

Yes, I have noticed. I've never tried to hide the scars of the pre-melanoma for without the cutting, I'd not be alive today. The lines around my mouth show I've weathered pain and I've learned how to interpret them in another person, finding a soul-chronic-illness friend whether we vebally acknowledge it or not.
Beautiful photos,Les, and keen observation. Pain can deepen our appreciation for so much.

rebecca said...

dear flame of a heart....
i notice
how
your fierce love
is born
in each new moment...
calling out a golden presence.

xoxoxoxo

Rick said...

Perhaps they possess that richness because they've been burnished in the crucible of suffering. But one day we will hear these words “Behold, I make all things new.” (Revelation 21:1-8)

deb colarossi said...

There IS beauty in everything, we just have to see it I guess. Not always easy and depends on our perspectives of course.

beth said...

always i do.....absolutely !!
xo