Photography by C. Russ
“Life is a learning experience testing our mettle with each passing day, presenting a surety of unknowns that try our patience. Yet these self same experiences offer obscure but true opportunities (clues) for enhancing our very being, propelling us forward with awakening humility – a catalyst towards an understanding of who and why we are.” ~Plh, 2016
Thank you. Wishing you a most pleasant and restful weekend, one filled with hope and love.
With much affection,
Lovingly carved by my human creator, I stand posed in quiet contemplation on a shelf, in a room, in a house. My permanently, etched eyes “wide open” watching life take place around me.
Removed from my birth home, from where my body originated, I am far from the natural elements of nature’s flow, and yet it still survives within me. So it is now, with great sadness, that I silent and helplessly watch the hardships humanity lay upon themselves; confronting each other and their own selves, but without the nourishing rhythm and balance of nature – that they now willfully deny, much as wayward children not wanting to learn life’s important lessons.
I watch as they try and fail to come to terms with their errors of judgement, losing their precious connections to one another and to mother nature herself, even as they (with sometimes innocent intent) tear down the very infrastructure that lead to their existence and survival as a species.
I can see so very clearly and there is a great sadness within me as I sit on this shelf in solitary confinement. If I could, I would cry. But my tears would not be seen, either.
Penny L Howe, 2013
Yes definitely way over the 150 word limit, But I am hopeful this short written piece is still one you will find an interesting read. To join Alastair’s Photo Fiction writing challenge, (who’s weekly prompt is one of his wonderful photographs), click here! Go for it – you’ll have fun!
... Growing up, Being successful?”
Because I did, well maybe not that I thought about it exactly in those terms … but I did assume that most things would go the way I had decided they should go – WRONG!
If it can go wrong it will!
“Well okay then. No worries. I’ll just start over and all will be as it should be” – WRONG!
Second Lesson :
See first lesson in life!
“Alright. I’ve got it now. I know what to do.”
“I’m assuming that it is going to be a little harder perhaps, required a little more effort on my time.” – WRONG!
Don’t ever take anything for granted or assume things, ever!
“So, it seems that almost everything I try seems to be turning out exactly the opposite of what I thought would happen!” – You are correct.
And beginning to learn life’s lessons.
Final lesson in life and the key to success:
one more time
Than you fall down!
Regardless of how many times your fall!
Thank you for your visit I hope your week is a good one!
Remember in school,
when you had to point out which one was – not like the others!
This early school lesson came to mind
when I saw this photo, so I decided to share!
I hope this brought a smile to your face,
And that your week has started out well for you.