31.5.13

DAY 365+80

backstage

Every single day of our lives we wake up thinking of achieving something. We have a clear image of what we want in our minds, ideas about what we expect, about how things should be, about what we deserve. Ideas about the final result of our actions according to our linear and logical reasoning which often forgets that change can happen 

We wake up thinking of taking a couple of photos, we plan our actions and even we anticipate how beautiful the photo will look




But life has a different plan for us. A phone call and our whole existence is suddenly in a mess. An accidental conversation brings disappointment to our heart a makes crack in an old friendship. We fix our gaze on our house, our good soul mate, our dearest books and we fall in love again and again

We start to take our photos and we change this or that. A lazy cat comes to nose about and wants to enjoy the sun ray and continue her nap

We can feel annoyed, displeased. We can fight reality, and weaken along useless battles against fate. We can get upset about the circumstances, and grumble and complain. We can embitter the mood of those who are around us, but this won´t change things a bit

Or we can deal with them, accept when possible, enjoy as much as one can. We can even see the appeal of this new situation and take advantage of the opportunity that comes our way

We can take a step back, forget expectations, look at the whole situation with new eyes, and capture it in all its splendor: 

the hard shadows, the soft tummy, the not very clean windows, the precarious balance of the cup, the notebook which shouldn´t be visible, the careless posture, the atmosphere of a simple day, the evidence of the unforeseeable nature of events... 


That´s what I did, friends, I stepped back and took pleasure in the fanciful (though wise) way that life unfolds. 
I stepped back and revelled in this glimpse of the rear of my life, the place where magic happens

13 comments:

Christian Jones said...

Wow, so very beautiful. Your words and your photos. I can relate to this post so so much. Thank you.

The Loerzels said...

Photos are both great revealers of truth and big fat liars depending on the light.

Jeanne said...

Such a wise post... reminds me of a book that I love... THE POWER OF NOW, and such a powerful message.

Introverted Art said...

wow Zena... you always have such insightful things to say. and the kitty is just so cute.

Cindy Swainson said...

You hit the nail right on the head...as usual. Yes the teacup still life is nice...but the shot including your sweet kitty speaks volumes and illustrates your words beautifully.

Adapt...roll with it. 'Control' really is an illusion, eh?

xoxo

Maryse said...

Totally there with you. I wake up and let the day unfold now. I know my dreams can come true and that I can handle whatever crap comes my way. Acceptance with faith. ♥

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

"forget expectations...and capture it in all its splendour"
Life as we know and live it. Our choices make such a difference to how we live and perceive each moment. Beautifully written Zena.

Amy @Consider Me Inspired said...

Beautiful. Such a connected post. Love your beautiful china cup. I love each and every day and the learning experience that comes along. Have a lovely day.

Sofia said...

What wise words! I do, too try to find beauty in unplanned changes and the more it happens, the easier to adjust and embrace.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I can definitely relate to being upset with circumstances. That's why Bleubeard is NOT allowed on furniture. But, in a way, I wish he were allowed, because he practically refuses to let me photograph him, unlike your beauty, that is.

Ophelia said...

I absolutely love your blog!! Oh, so amazing and so uplifting. Thank you so much for sharing!!

Nina said...

You Words and Pictures are echoing in me ... sometimes Iøm just like the cat, willing to hibernate another Winter ... yet the curiosity hinders me from doing that - and I settle with less - yet enough. Such a wonderful place of reflection you have here!
Thank you for joining the SHare the Love-blog hop, I hope many will find their way here - a place of peace and inspiration,
Nina

Aga Gasiniak said...

I believe that stepping back is a sign of wisdom and acceptance of the life process. I needed your words so much today. Thank you. Beautiful photographs, so peaceful. Have a good week Zena.

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