Sophia Said – 5

Sophia said do not try, be still, sometimes that is enough.Our Lady of Medjugore

Curtains still drawn.
The soft glow of a spot-lamp on the old oak table.
A cafetiere of fresh coffee on the little blue tray,
printed withVan Gogh’s beautiful Almond Tree blossom.
Books on shelves and all kinds of loved objects nearby.
Objects of stillness.
No question, suggestions, to being where they are.
rooted wherever I place them.
I listen for Sophia’s wisdom,
but she too is quiet.
No sudden revelation, or shock of recognition.
No fleeting glimpse of that ‘Other’ that exists alongside our reality.
In this stillness, I acknowledge the wisdom Sophia brought to me,
giving gratitude for adoration and play.
In response to the 5 day photo/story challenge from suedreamwalker check out her lovely blog, I accept this writing challenge and hope my efforts are worthy of Sophia’s wisdom.

My nomination for this fifth and last photo challenge is Virgilio Gavia@ gaviafamily.com

Here are the rules for the “Five Photos Five Stories” challenge: “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.
(Sporadic posting is alright if you’re unable to post each day

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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21 Responses to Sophia Said – 5

  1. I have adored all of your entries here dear Teri, and have so enjoyed all that you have shared with Spohia’s wisdom.. and your beautiful photo’s and painting..
    Its been a pleasure to read,
    And I now wish you a peaceful day among your wonderful collection of books and the Almond Tree blossom of Van Gogh’s painting…

    Love and Peace.
    Sue ❤

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  2. nice meditative piece and photo, Teri, and thanks for the nomination.

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  3. Hariod Brawn says:

    Delicious work Teri, and by a peculiar coincidence, I have just immediately prior to coming here been searching for images of Almond Tree blossom. 🙂

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  4. Beautiful and serene. Love this.

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  5. Geo Sans says:

    Imagine Spaces
    ~
    my mind pictures
    your
    reflective images

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  6. I have loved all of these posts. There has been something so very reminiscent of my childhood and an elderly aunt and uncle who lived two doors down from us. Though they live in eternal silence now, their voices and wisdom speak to life still. Thank you for sharing this and for doing the challenge. You did a splendid job with it. Hugs, N 🙂 ❤

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  7. Sending thoughts your way, for a lovely rest of the week Teri.. Love and Hugs Sue ❤

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    • maskednative says:

      Just sat in front of my lap-top with a well earned cup of tea and there was your lovely comment. Thank you for your kind thoughts Sue, and same wishes returned to you.

      First of October today and the weather is glorious, hope it is in your part of the world too xx

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  8. Wishing you well as we head into another month Teri.. sending thoughts your way xx ❤ Sue

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    • maskednative says:

      Thank you so much Sue, you are very kind to think of me, I do appreciate it, and especially today, `i came home to find my cat of 15 years has died. It’s another ending, I am sad but
      strangely, your comment came with my post of Sophia -5 , the last two lines a summing up of how I feel, a comfort.
      Thank you again, my dear friend. I wish you well too x

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      • Awww Teri, I am so sorry to learn that.. As a cat lover and one of my own was 21.. They are part of our family.. I am pleased you were healed by Sophia’s guidance and that you were drawn to the last two lines.. We are all given Signs… Its good that you see them..
        Sending you special thoughts your way… Love Sue xx ❤

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  9. maskednative says:

    Thank you again Sue. It never fails to amaze me just how quickly a sign comes when needed. How could we not believe xx

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