Sophia Said – 2

Forest keep

Wisdom is realising what monuments of your life are worth restoring,
and what needs rest.

Thresholds

Old buildings are incredibly interesting, the lives they contained, the changes, the eventual giving way to natural processes of decay, mosses, lichens, nesting grooves for all kinds of animals, and there are those not built to last, will never age with grace and beauty.

Beginnings and endings. The open door-the closed-the locked. Was it a purposeful decision or allowed to occur without permission. Life has a way of repeating various scenes, acts, places, reaping the same response from habits formed. Other doors are available, other ways of being, doing.

But I like the one I already have, you might say, it’s  comfortable, and I’ve just bought a new chair to sit in. See how well it fits me.

Stop. Look closer……you look so much better standing up, your body is leaner, fluid, movement propels you into action.  I know what you’re thinking, I told you so, isn’t that it, how many times have I told you to change what you’re doing. I know, I know, but you didn’t understand, it wasn’t just about the chair, the comfort, the routine, it was an essential stage of life, propelling me further than it looked from the outside, even more than I could realise. In hindsight, I see how much editing there was, always striving to find a better way, a better word, a better life.
Life is a great teacher and I say thank you to all those monuments, some are still very beautiful. Am I ok with letting others go ? Well, I know how to swim, maybe I could swim better.

I was inspired to write about thresholds today after listening to the words and music on platosgroove.com it really gave my morning a kick-start, listen in.

This is the second post in response to the 5 day photo/story challenge from suedreamwalker – take a look at her Healing Wood posts.
If you want to have a go, the rules are-‘Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge.

I am nominating Trini at pathsofthespirit

About maskednative

I live in Ireland, in an extended cottage overlooking Waterford Estuary, privvy to constant changes of light on water, colour and movement, tides and people. I am anglo-Irish and although my initial intention was to live here for a year and a day, I am still here, a blow-in to these shores for the past fifteen years. There have been countless times when I wanted to run back to England with homesickness and relief, but for one reason or another, so far, it has not been possible. I surrender, the soul of Ireland has captured me, allowed a glimpse of the world behind the mask of everyday experiences, bringing forth a mixture of words and pictures from an ordinary everyday life, filled with ordinary everydayness that I offer as a celebration, to the creator of this truly wonderful planet.
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10 Responses to Sophia Said – 2

  1. Excellent thoughts, Yes like often repeats various scenarios until we get the message behind them.. Sometimes we need to get out of our comfy chairs and push open a new door and Look deeper inside.. Even if at times it may seem to be in shadow, Without which we would never know the Sun as the brighter she shines the clearer the shadows.. 😉
    Both needed upon our pathway ..

    Loved your Opening Quote.. “Wisdom is realising what monuments of your life are worth restoring, and what needs rest.”

    That about sums up my week.. As I needed some Me time out in nature and to catch up on several things I had promised myself to do.. And I made a conscious decision to not go on line for a week.. 🙂 I feel refreshed and clearer headed 🙂 Wise words you chose 🙂

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  2. That should read Yes LIFE often repeats… typing error

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  3. SirenaTales says:

    Dear Teri, This post gave me goosebumps: an enchanting and thoughtful gem. I agree with Sue above–that first line is a stunner…am writing it down, to remind myself. Thank you so much for your artistry. xxo

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  4. Geo Sans says:

    the past week
    picking up each item
    in my den
    ~
    thanking it
    and
    letting it go

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Great photo, wise and profound post. I’m loving this photo/story challenge.

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