Thursday, July 18, 2013

Wish You Were Here

I'm spending my summer trying to do things that make me a little nervous. This below photo says it all. Relaxation. 

It's hard for me to allow myself to follow through with it. Even as I took a rest on this hammock, I felt the urge to do something, so I got out my camera and snapped some photos.


The other day I grabbed these treasures from a used bookstore.


Strangely when I opened them, I read about artichokes in both books. This is significant for me right now. I'm peeling away my layers to get to my heart, self-protected for too long.

Here is one:

     Artichoke
      - by Joseph Hutchison

      O heart weighed down by so many wings.


Time is flying by, but I'm taking this summer vacation time to both have fun and look inside. I don't wish to be anywhere else at the moment.

(This post is in response to the recent Wordsmith Studio prompt, "Wish You Were Here.")

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10 comments:

  1. Beautiful post and photo, Linda.

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  2. Great post, Linda. The photo is nice and what great books to find.
    Enjoy your summer.

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  3. I can't believe it! I just finished the Poetry Home Repair Manual. Really that is just too amazing. Have a great time. Miss you!

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    1. That is a wonderful coincidence! (Though I think I told you that already.)

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  4. Linda, a friend gave me Poetry Home Repair Manual a few years ago. I never finished reading it. Maybe your mention will inspire to to return to it and finish. I love the title Full Woman Fleshy Apple Hot Moon. Will miss you. Enjoy!

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    1. So many books, so little time, huh? Have you gotten back to it yet? I'm still not finished though I'm enjoying it! Thanks for visiting, Sabra!

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  5. Pablo Neruda is one of my favorites, but I do mix up the title sometimes when I suggest the book to someone-comes out Full Fleshy Woman with Hot Apple Pie.
    Peeling the layers, takes time and tears, just like onions.
    I've been tagged by Jennifer Chow in a blog hop to share some writer info "Writers Tell All," and now I tag you. I'm referring my readers to your site.

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    1. Thank you, Alvarado! I appreciate that! Do I need to do anything in return for the blog hop??
      I love the alternate title you've given the Neruda book!
      :-)

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