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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

One Single Impression #10 - Deserted


The prompt for Week 10 - Desert or Deserted

beach deserted

when he left ... I walked
a stretch of beach frequently
feeling deserted

gradually I
rediscovered myself and
experienced joy

how did I forget
all things work together for
good ... blessing us all

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Click for others participating this week in ...
One Single Impression or
Wordless Wednesday
Thought for Today
"Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness." James Thurber


KC said...

wonderful post.. great picture
Happy WW

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photo. And I love the thought for the day. James Thurber is one of my favorite authors, but I wasn't familiar with that quote.

maryt/theteach said...

Lovely job for "One Single Impression:" and Wordless Wednesday. Thanks for sharing, storyteller! :D

Momisodes said...

Such a beautiful picture and haiku. That quote is amazing as well. Words that I need to work on myself.

Eve said...

Good use of the theme. Love both the photo and the haiku.

Raven said...

Lovely photo and haikus... moving from sorrow to gratitude... nice.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photo and incredible poem. I've 'been there'. Have a Happy Day!

Anonymous said...

Whoof!! Woofenderful pikture and woofenderful words. Bark!!

Annie Jeffries said...

And sometimes it takes years to get to this point. Thank God the arrival has been a good one.

Roswila said...

Yes, I find it amazing how we forget this...that it all works for the good. But I'm always so relieved when I recall it. :-)

storyteller said...

KC – Thanks ;--)

Randall – I appreciate your feedback here and the link back to your blog. James Thurber has always been a favorite of mine too.

the teach – I try to combine activities whenever I post and (Almost) Wordless Wednesday seems a good match for One Single Impression. This prompt touched a poignant memory or two ;--)

Sandy – I’m always intrigued how images drive my words for OSI each week … though the prompt begins the ‘search’ process … and you know how I love ending with a ‘thought’ each day.

Eve – When I read this week’s theme I knew where I wanted to begin … but not where I’d end up. I love when my fingers lead the way … surprising me ;--)

Raven – Thanks … it took just 3 stanzas here … but in real life the transition took years.

Alice – It’s reassuring to know I’m not the only one … and thanks! My day WAS delightful!

Reba – Molly and I are glad your mom let you visit today. Thanks for your enthusiasm always ;--)

Annie – Yez … it DID take me years in ‘real life’ … but this morning just minutes to remember and share.

Roswila – Me too … and it’s why I use ‘quotes’ not only in my daily posts but also on post-it’s throughout my house!

How delightful to discover your comments this evening as I returned home and logged on. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. If I’ve not been to your blog yet, I’ll do my best to get there tomorrow. I hope you have a pleasant evening.
Hugs and blessings,

SandyCarlson said...

Nicely done, Storyteller. I enjoyed these and the changing perspective. God bless.
Writing in Faith: Poems

spacedlaw said...

The emptiest desert is still a crowded community.

Unknown said...

Ahhh - that's quite moving. Well done.

Joyce said...

That is very touching, Storyteller. A difficult, dark time remembered and redeemed.

storyteller said...

SandyCarlson – I appreciate the opportunity to challenge myself each week by taking on the OSI prompt and feel pleasantly surprised by the results and feedback. Thank you ;--)

Spacedlaw – Ah … isn’t THAT the truth!

Chuck – It’s so good to see you in this ‘virtual’ world again … if only briefly.
Thanks ;--)

Joyce – After almost 19 years, the transition seems quite natural … though at the time the totally unexpected experience felt devastating. Who knew? Certainly not me!

Thanks to each of you for visiting and sharing your responses. I wish you all a fantastic Friday!
Hugs and blessings,

Karen said...

I had to savor this one--letting the images and words roll by in my mind. It's a perfect example of one of the aspects about you that I love best--hopeful. Difficult events take place, events we don't want to happen, events that are out of our control--but as you remind us, there are reasons. We don't have to despair.


storyteller said...

Karen – You’re such a sweetie! I’m grateful we met in Taos and delighted with how we have remained ‘connected’ through blogging. I almost skipped OSI this week because I could conjure up only one image for the theme and I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to share. That said, letting my fingers type ‘in the moment’ after finding the photo and posting right away helped me push through the ‘resistance’ I felt … and now I’m glad I did … especially given the ‘responses’ to this week’s offering ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Anonymous said...

I am glad you pushed through your resistance and pushed that post button. This is a moving and hopeful poem that I enjoyed greatly.

Thanks for visiting mine too.

Mary P Jones (MPJ) said...

That's lovely, storyteller.

storyteller said...

Vixen – Thanks for your supportive comment. I’m delighted you found the piece enjoyable,

MPJ – Writing about my past tends to remind me how far I’ve come.

I appreciate each of you stopping by and sharing your thoughts. Every little bit of encouragement helps me continue to come out of hiding. Hope you have a delightful day!
Hugs and blessings,

NicciN said...

This is beautiful too. I walk beaches too, especially in times when I am wondering where to go or what to do next. This makes me imagine lots of souls there all comforting each other. It is amazing how all things work together and that perspective has such a big role.

storyteller said...

Yertle – I feel so grateful to be close enough to walk the beach when I need to think … and am always amazed at the effect of the sand beneath my feet, breezes on my face, and the sounds of the surf.
Hugs and blessings,