strong thread

camera in hand . curled up in a quiet corner . catching the peaceful light

some days are filled with bright whites . strong reds
the soft curve of a vintage spool

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while always a few moments remain a blur

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tangles may appear as well

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I resolve to stay in the light . leaning into the strong thread of life

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Photo Play ... the details are here...

33 comments:

Joan Elizabeth said...

I've enoyed your play.

Joan Elizabeth said...

That was meant to be enjoyed (just in case you think it was annoyed).

amelia said...

well done! I love the simplicity of the images and your words brought a new meaning to it for me, lovely!

Claire said...

e, you stop me and you allow me time to reflect. i was talking to God in the car this morning, telling Him i need Him to undo me. i need to be unwound and patchworked with His refining.

and then you complete my prayer...

beth said...

kind of sums up my life....thank you for this

S. Etole said...

very strong imagery ...

becky at abbeystyle said...

what a fun photo shoot! Like the second shot best...so sensual. wow.

Kimmie said...

the scarlet thread :)

Laura said...

These photos really play! Fun. I'm all unraveled.

sherri said...

Whatever the surface is you have that lying on really brings out the spool nicely. I like this very much.

Prairie Girl Studio said...

serene and sensational imagery
with beautiful words ...
love this completely ...
thank you.
pg xo

Caroline said...

So very lovely Elk!

Mrs. E said...

I miss those old wooden spools. This is a wonderful post!

SE'LAH... said...

the first one is my fav...but love them all.

i just want to pull the thread. ;)

Kim Klassen said...

i have no words for how deeply you have moved me.... thank you...

xxo, kim

ELK said...

thank you so much for your lovely comments..I used a white dinner plate for the base sherri

Oliag said...

...You surely captured the essence of the PhotoPlay assignment!...But you went above and beyond with the story that goes with it...

Jewels said...

What intriguing playful thoughts!

Liss said...

Those tangles can be annoying but they make the twine strong.
Enjoy your time in the peaceful light.

margie said...

what a very special post.

Megan Coyle said...

Ohhh, I like how you played with the string in these images :) also the reflections and shadows are FABULOUS.

Marcie said...

Fantastic!! Love how you've used these images as perfect metaphors for life's days. Oh-so-very creative!!!

Amy said...

There aren't really words to describe how this opens my heart. Your worldview is lovely, and I am grateful that you share it with others.

deb said...

elk,
I am so blessed to have found you, or however I was lead here.
This was beautiful. Again.

MaryAnn Ashley said...

I have some vintage spools from my grandmother's sewing collection. I'll use them once in a while for something special.

Kamana said...

it's amazing how much time we can spend camera in hand, taking picture after picture of the same subject. loved this series.

maccandace said...

Such gorgeous photos from such simple objects. You always capture the best shadows and come up with the most lovely words.

patty said...

love that wooden spool, esp against the smooth, reflective white plate!

Emily said...

Love this post! There is just so much truth in these sparse words and images.

Barefoot from Heaven said...

How a simple thing in life can tell such a story.
Great shots, great words.

Jeanne Klaver said...

Oh yes! Together, the words and photos mesh.

Renee Howell said...

viewed your red thread on shiny plate story twice. nicely done. big smile and thank you for you!

Jay said...

Beautiful! The photo is perfect. You seem to see the beauty of simple things.
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