Thursday, October 16, 2008


My mid-life crisis was a time of awakening. A rebirth.

It was painful and lonely. It was scary. It was real. It was dark.

Then it was of all colors. Sweetness and salt. Shouting and song.

An eternity. A moment.

The fruit of those hard
--dare I say--
was an absolute conviction that I am completely accepted.

By God, by Steve, by those I love.

By Me.

Cracks and holes and peeling paint.

Glimpses of sky.


All of me. All accepted. All good.


PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek


Hannah Noel said...

Very beautiful photos and touching stories =)
thank you for sharing with us all!

Chris said...

What great perspective -- both in your life, and through your lens. These pictures and words are beautiful.
Thanks for the recent comments, by the way. I love running into someone who appreciates a good "Christmas Story" reference!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

wow - reflective beauty!!

CrackerJacks said...

Beautiful words and photos! The second one up from the bottom is my absolute favorite!

Please VISIT My PSF. Thanks!

Cecily R said...

Wow. Amazing words, amazing photos to go with them. Truly truly.

Weeksie50 said...

Wow, beautiful words to accompany the wonderful photos..

April said...

This was truly beautiful. Both the photos AND the words.

Star Forbis said...


Thank you for sharing it with us.

Steph said...

That was beautiful.

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Deb said...

amazing. i am blown away by both the beauty and honesty of your writing. and i love the photos, too.

i love poetry, any and all of it. it really seems to be the straightest path from one's soul. to me, anyway.

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Beautiful post. And gorgeous pictures.

CC said...

Wow. Beautifully written and lovely photos.

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

This was just so powerful and passionate and BEAUTIFUL! You have such a talent with words!

Jaysi said...

It is simply beautiful...the whole thing! Thank you for sharing this piece of you.

ConverseMomma said...

mabye it is because I love the story that cracked paint can tell, but this spoke to me. I absolutely love the last word, unashamed. Let's all be that.
I'm sending you an e-mail later tonight. Look for it.

MommyWizdom said...

You have such a way with words and pictures! That was very moving! :-)

Straight to Your Hart said...

What a beautiful the pictures as well...Put a sweet feeling into my heart...thank you!!

womaninawindow said...

You know, it's so good to have someone embrace mid-life. Maybe the temperature changes aren't all bad afterall. Afterall, it demands wardrobe changes at least five times a day. Such variety in mid-life. (Just wish mid-life didn't imply half over.)

(Still in love with that last shot. My husband's poking me in the arm right now to get outside and take advantage of the light.)

Denise K. said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, feelings and emotions...I appreciate your honesty in this life journey!