Having been battered and scattered, blown about on gusty winds
tis a relief to finally lay to rest upon calming and gentle waters.
© Julie Rehnelt 2014
It’s so interesting to realize the fluctuations that can occur in one’s perspective as life’s various circumstances come about. I snapped this photo during a lovely moment by the lake while out enjoying some of the beautiful autumn colors, and when I first uploaded it to my computer my thoughts looking at it were quite fanciful… imagining the leaves flying joyful and free on the wind, experiencing the exhilaration as they’re released from their tree’s branches to fly off to see new and wondrous things, before landing in cool refreshing waters and continuing their journey floating happily onto new adventures.
But in looking at it this morning after being smacked in the face last night by some very hurtful words, which resulted in an overwhelming wave of emotions from old wounds reopening, I find myself seeing it quite differently. One of the leaves being thrashed about in the wind, beaten and battered, rather than flying joyful and free. I very much prefer the other scenario, don’t you?
But at least the ending is still good… finding calm, gentle waters to land in. I could have wrote that they drowned afterward, some of the leaves in the photo are sunken. 😉
To be completely honest, I’m not quite there just yet ~ upon the calm, gentle waters. But I know I will be as I work through it, I’m quite a champ at self pep-talks. And besides… I’ve got some fun, festive things going on here over the next couple of days that are sure to help lift my spirits too. I probably shouldn’t even have mentioned any of this stuff. Oh well, too late now, I’m committed. Clicking Publish…
✿~Peace & Love~✿