Taking Sides

what side today?

making lunch early this morning

for redhead daughter

I stared at the pear

thinking

good sides and bad sides

scars and blemishes

colorful and smooth

what side are you this day?

13 comments:

Shelli said...

Hi ELK - lovely photo. I have a similar one of a mango! Great minds think alike, I suppose!


Thanks for your kind words on my blog. Your support is appreciated very much.

spread your wings said...

ahhh there's the pear you spoke of the other day. Your words and images are always so thought provoking. I like this.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

well it is hard to say without going all political on you. ;-) beautiful photo - so used to seeing the perfect side of things

Technodoll said...

What a lovely photo, so well executed! Me like. And I think most of us have more than one side... ;-)

Gayle said...

What a pretty photo. I agree with spread your wings, this is a very thought provoking post. Thank you for sharing your photos and thoughts with us!

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

I'm on the, "I wish I were closer to the weekend already" side! What's new?!? haha

Christina said...

I think I am right in the middle on that pear. ; )

Rachel Brooke said...

I appreciate someone who is deep enough to find meaning in something as simple as a pear! I think I'm on the smoother side today...only because the day before yesterday i was evaluating scars. It's a trade-of.

Mary said...

beautiful, thoughtful...

Lemon Dingo said...

Your words and picture remind me of these words by a wonderful Indian novelist. "When I stand before you at the end of the day, you shall see my scars and know that I had my wounds and also my healing"..(apologies to Rabindranath Tagore)

Jane said...

Love this photo and also the words. Your fellow bloggers have had some interesting insights to this photo as well!
~jane

Sherry said...

I think I'm a little of both today!! I love your thoughts on this and the ability to see both sides -- the dark and the light. Which is very much how life is.

ELK, thank you for leaving a comment on my blog tonight...I hope some of the things I have posted on my art blog and on my breast cancer blog will be helpful to you and to your friend Julie.

I hate that she is making this journey but I can tell you this -- she is among some very good company. We'd just like to shut the party down though!! It's time to find an end to breast cancer.

Julie is lucky and very blessed to have you in her life. I love the pink ribbon on the side bar! ♥

robin bird said...

sheesh you ask the best questions! but you wrote this 2 days ago... today (two days after the fact) i am trying to be pure and blemish free but i am having trouble... i haven't done one wit of chores. too busy focusing on LT photos :)