Still Life?

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Still life

after all these disappointments–after all this pain.

Gale force life knocked me off my feet, and I close my eyes


so as not to see.  But  I still feel.

I feel the cuts and abrasions, grief warring with peace,

black tangling with rosy light–and

still with all of it, I land sure-footed, and

still there is life.


Attention, all! See the marvels of God!
    He plants flowers and trees all over the earth,
Bans war from pole to pole,
    breaks all the weapons across his knee.
“Step out of the traffic! Take a long,
    loving look at me, your High God,
    above politics, above everything.”    ~~Psalm 46: 8-10 (The Message)

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About apronheadlilly

wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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24 Responses to Still Life?

  1. nutsfortreasure says:

    BEAUTIFUL work!

  2. Lilly, your eye for beauty in both art and prose are just as delightful as your sense of humor and fun! Thank you. I love these images, especially the first one. My kitchen is in sunflowers and I love them. They make me happy!

    • Thank you for such sweet words. Yes, sunflowers are happy flowers. I’m trying to grow some in my xeriscape backyard, but it will be 110 deg. this weekend. I hope I don’t lose them!

      • We are hot here too, but sunflowers love heat! I grew a bunch (every kind I could find) several years back and took photos of them for a project in my dining room. At the end of the season, I realized the film in my camera had torn off the sprockets and was not advancing. I missed all my shots. I had to fix it and very hurriedly take some images of what was left of my garden. I mean to do this project again, but so far haven’t done it.

        • Oh, don’t you hate that! That happened to me at my last son’s birth!!!! No pics in the delivery room because the film was not advancing. 😦 Thankfully, his grandma was there when I was home within 6 hours, so we have day one pics. I think that is the only time it has happened to me.

        • Home within six hours! Are you nuts!
          I always stayed at least a day – the only rest I would be getting for a while. LOL

  3. Reblogged this on Through The Lens and commented:
    This is art in its truest form. From my blogging friend Lilly!

  4. I felt each word. It’s like a piece of me pouring out both the joys and pain of my heart. Life no matter hard at times is truly beautiful.

    • I guess the trick is allowing the beauty and the hope to balance the pain so as not to be swallowed up. So glad we have beauty, humor, and joy! Thanks so much for your comment.

  5. reinkat says:

    Love the words as well as the images. Beautiful post!

  6. Anne says:

    I love the mood of these photos– a little dark, but the colors are still vivid. Just great!

  7. Ray's Mom says:

    Life does send some storms that are difficult to manage. Your words touched my heart. God bless.

  8. This is so beautiful thank you 🙂

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