Juggling life through a bi-polar lens. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Mostly trying to tread water in the middle. Creating a likeness to a normal life. Whatever "normal" is...

Wednesday, 26 March 2008

ABC Wednesday......

J is for Joy.....

This is my God-daughter skipping through the woods last spring.
I could have posted this under H for Hazel, her name.
Or W for woods....S for skipping..... maybe I for innocence....
But
Joy seemed to sum it up best.

I took this photo' with my old 35mm automatic, before I had a digital camera.
So I wasn't able to just shoot off loads and keep a good one.
I took two; the other was a blur.
I've just scanned it in, no retouching.
What a good fluke!
Funny, I hadn't noticed that slight blur around the top of her head before.

Cropped this way it might be a metaphor for her journey ahead......

I keep this photo in a plain wooden frame on my mantelpiece. It reminds me, especially on bad days, that there is more to life.....

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For more ABC Wednesday posts, go to Mrs Nesbitt's blog, and check the comments on her ABC post..... the other participants are leaving their links there!

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37 comments:

Chalkhills Collective said...

What a beautiful shot. Makes me feel like running bare foot in the woods again!

Chalky

CHEWY said...

A very good reminder of the JOY that can be found in the simplest of things.

Helena said...

I wouldn't do that, Chalky. You know what Bears do in the woods.

RuneE said...

It must really be a Joy to have on the mantelpiece!

BumbleVee said...

Helena...this is a really great shot!!

mrsnesbitt said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhh! My godson! He brings joy too!

John said...

Very good shot!

VP said...

Lovely shot Helena. I've just gone digital too and sigh over the good times with my SLRs, wet chemicals etc etc.

Hope the better days are coming along for you now.

John said...

Sorry it's almost 40 year since, so I don`t remember :-)

self taught artist said...

this is a fantastic post/photograph(s)
surreal and halting.
good job.

dot said...

I love it and even tho you can't see her face it's a very joyful loooking photo!

Anne-Berit said...

Lovely photo,and a good J-post:-)

Paulie said...

That is a terrific photo -- could have been under T also!!!!!!!!!!!! Definitely joy in that photo.

AVCR8TEUR said...

I like how you cropped the pictures. Although you don't see Hazel's face, you can feel her smiling. Thanks for commenting on my post. :D

ellen b said...

Oh that does scream Joy to me! What a wonderful photograph you captured.

david mcmahon said...

It's a great metaphor for life, Helena. A different crop of an image brings a different viewpoint ....,

Just like that mystical thing we call LIFE!!

Katney said...

Beautiful photo. Beautiful child. Beautiful thought.

Gordon said...

A great shot. I used to love my film SLR, but i love the freedom digital gives us to experiment.

hpy said...

You have chosen the perfect name, her joy is evident.

Ida said...

The best J i think! :)

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Children and nature, what a wonderful combination (just needs a few bears in it!)

Momma said...

I agree, this is joy incarnate. I wish it were me running along that path. It reminds me of my own youth.

Peace - D

Suburbia said...
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Suburbia said...

I really like this J. It sums up joy for me.
(I could rant on about how this is what children should be doing instead of cramming for tests in the classroom, but will try not to!)

Sorry about deleting last one, wrote teats instead of tests!

Jan said...

Great J post and photos. It made me feel joyous, too.

San said...

Your evocative photo certainly brings me joy, Helena. Thank you.

Anna said...

Lovely shot. Anna :)

CrazyCath said...

Wonderful shots - great title!

Thanks for sharing. Came over from David's blog.

JB's Big World said...

Thanks for coming by to visit me! Hope you come back again soon.
--JB

Neva said...

A great photo....

Golightly said...

What a beautiful God-daughter. And the different ways you cropped to inspire different feeling and thoughts is wonderful. Glad I stopped by from David's authorblog.

leslie said...

I love how you've done this series! She looks adorable in that blue/purple dress. :D

Catmoves said...

Marvelous shot. We don't need to see her laughing, smiling face to know how beautiful she is and how much joy is in her freedom.
Thank you for sharing.

Bretwalda Edwin-Higham said...

That's beautiful, Helena

CherryPie said...

I can see why you keep it on the mantelpiece, it is very uplifting :-)

MISS PEACH >(^.^) said...

Meowz to you this joyful day! JOY is a wonderful thing to find in each and every day!
Love Miss Peach

Helena said...

THANK YOU all for coming by and for taking the time to leave your message. It's really appreciated, very much.

I was taken aback to discover that I'd been mentioned on Authorblog's best posts of the day!

Thanks for making me smile!!!

:^)