I’ve been nominated again for the three quote challenge by Millie. She is a terrific blogger and an amazing author. If you’d want to know more about her, then just click at – Millie Thom. The rules of this challenge are as follows:
- Post one quotation a day for three days (they can be from other sources or one of your own).
- Nominate 3 other bloggers to participate per post.
- Thank the blogger who nominated you.
I would like to pass the challenge to:
Suganiya Rassiah from Infinite Passion
Perpetua from The Seeker and
Heena Rathore P.
It could be a busy day but I hope they participate only if time permits them otherwise no worries. 🙂
Copyright – Stephen Baum
There came a phase when everything was black. The tunnel seemed endless and charcoal dark.
Deep was the fall and air so still.
No words, no ideas not even a single thought came to my rescue. Ravenous clouds of fear had encircled me.
HOPE! A ray of light…something, somewhere…should be…. I fell with nothing to grasp.
The end seemed final with a shimmer approaching, its warmth and tenderness embraced me as I neared. The light so kind and gentle was full of knowledge and wisdom.
Clouds of fear had evaporated. I took a fill of life’s nectar in it. Totally drenched, wearing variegated wings of creativity I flew past the light.
I rejoiced and sang like a drunken bee.
Rochelle Wisoff- Fields-Addicted to Purple is the place where every Friday a photo is shared with an aim to write a fiction around it in 100 words or less. Anyone who wants to participate can click at FRIDAY FICTIONEERS to know about the rules.
Today’s photo is a contribution from Stephen Baum.
Thanks to Rochelle, a kind host, and Stephen for sharing the photo. I would also like to thank my readers for visiting, reading and sharing their views. 🙂
I love rivers and the running streams. I love the way water flows in them… through the rocks and pebbles and dried tree trunks. River to me stands for the way of life always flowing never stopping – always learning and growing- till it meets its end. Water a true symbol of strength and force also symbolizes calmness and life-giving energy.
Nature and everything in it symbolizes life, beauty, creativity and uniqueness to me. Nature is not only a teacher but a true artist as well (always at work creating something marvelous). The tree below looks like a human to me trying to reach for the sky. I had other photos as well to share but because of an error was not able to upload.
Light a symbol of hope and goodness.
Gone are the days of old cameras when they had limited film rolls. With the advent of digital cameras and even camera phones photography is not only easy but fun.
For an amateur photographer like me, it means to be able to click without any after or before thoughts attached to the moment.
I had my own myths related to photography…like you need to travel (possibly to the best of the locations), you need to capture beautiful things or should I say perfect things only. But I have broken my own myth shell.
Now I’ve understood that you can click amazing photos without traveling as well. Although, if you travel that’s great and if you don’t then don’t let your photography skills catch rust. Just take out your gadget and start clicking – remember it’s a digital camera, what can go wrong with that. Nature itself gives us a variety of things and sometimes it’s not perfect.
I not only look for inspiration in the most beautiful and perfect things but also mundane and imperfect ones. Now, I just like to capture anything as I see beauty in everything… beauty is everything.
I was getting an HTTP error while uploading some photos. Can anyone help me with this? 🙂
burning at the temple
pebbles to church
raindrops on leaves and its stem
“Life is all that I have,” she said.
Spreading its colourful wings as it hovered into the sky.
A tiny body packed in vibrant colours;
She flew high to kiss the sun.
She came down to embrace the flowers.
“Life is all that I have,” she said.
And so, I shall live;
As she went up the hill,
and raced down the streams.
All colours she had seen;
All colours she had lived,
Except for one.
A day came as it tried to fly,
But there was no fun.
The sun became black.
Darkness was all her sight,
But she was not afraid
For she said again,
“Life was all that I had”
And I have lived all the colours vibrant and gay
Now let the night cover me,
For it is in this night that I’ll find a new light.
For this week’s photo challenge, “Twinkle” – I bring twinkle with a dash of glow n glitter.
Father you are my light, you are my soul
Make me glow like an orange ball
Never let me die, become a black hole.
Father you are the light, you are all
Let your goodness twinkle in my eyes
For times dark or bright, let your blessings always sparkle my life.
Room engulfed in darkness. Darkness prevails in heart. I reach for candle. Light it. See the candle burn, watch the flame dance and let the wax melt.
Hope, the epicenter of a dark heart, flickers in the midst of life’s turmoil. Hope keeps burning. Emotions keep flickering. Life keeps melting.
Have you seen those, scarecrows in the fields? They guard the fields and scare the unwanted guests in the fields like crow, birds, rats etc. I wish I had a scarecrow to ward off my fears.
I don’t know if growing up has helped me improve controlling my fears or deepened those at roots.
As a child, I was always scared to bandage my wounds, so much so that I would act crazy to convince my mother to leave the wound uncovered. I still remember, I had hurt my knee badly while playing football and mother found it difficult to bandage my wound, as I would not let her do that. It turned out that the closer the bandage came the louder was my cry. The entire house was filled with my loud cries. Finally my aunt came; she held my arms as mother with a very gentle touch bandaged my wound. I think, I have overcome that fear now but there are still others to conquer. However, I find it strange that I’m not afraid of injections. I can stare at it while getting those.
I always have torchlight or a cell nearby. I think you would have guessed by now why these two things are important to me. Well! Yes I’m very scared of darkness. I just feel like the darkness has eaten me up or I’m melted in it and at that moment my only saviour is any form of light. Even if it means light flickering from my cell I feel comforted.
You would find beauty in some creatures and in some god knows what. Have you seen a snake? They have beautiful patterns each different from other (of course! I would not pet those or want them in my house). I get goose bumps when I see the lizards in my house or on the walls. I just don’t like them and I’m scared to do anything to those. I can squash a cock roach, but lizards are deadlier to me than snakes. I don’t know what will they do to me if I hit them. Will they bite me or stick out there venomous tongue. I wish I had a scare crow to scare them off. But till then, I would be the one scared of them.