July 4, 2011

4th Metaphor

We are multi-layered
short term creatures.
By nature,
as we strive we fray.
With each new exposure
we learn and review options...
move forward, pause or step back.
Incremental decisions
creating histories.

I'm grateful to be here
in this country
through the review and decisions 
made by the branches of my family
three hundred and some years past.

Grateful they came across the seas,
held up,
did not step back
during times of fray.

They and others like them
saw the solid layers of possibility 
beneath the tatters
and understood the sense
of sound mending.

Thinking of them 
on this 4th day of July 
in the year 2011.


Teresa Evangeline said...

I cannot tell you how grateful and Glad I am to see your post. This is a beautiful look at what has brought us to this moment, your individual life and our shared lives. The ":solid layers of possibility," and "sound mending." Outstanding, Chris.

Thank you for this sweet and meaningful Independence Day gift!

Sea Mist and Sunsets said...

You are more than welcome my friend and thank you for your very kind thoughts. I realized last night after posting that I began to resurface about this same time last year, following an especially busy work season. Maybe the local explosive prelude to the July 4th holidays kick me into action. Looking forward to catching up with you soon.

tiedyejudy said...

Glad to see you're back among the posters! I love your thoughts and photo... hope you had a great Independence Day!

Chris said...

Thanks so much Judy. Looking forward to checking out your blogs soon. Have been keeping good thoughts for you as those crazy fires occur. Hope all is well and you are enjoying lots of studio time.

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