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@

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

There is a gazebo at the end of the garden. It overlooks the estuary. When the tide is in, sea water pools around seaweed covered rocks. The sound is peaceful, meditative. I drink an early morning coffee, listen to the birds singing morning songs, watch a spider spin his fragile life between timber beams above my head. Even in the harshest of winters, the rise and fall of tides, sun-light on water, movement of sky, cloud, moon and stars, allows an awareness of nature behind the mask of perceived reality. I offer my words and pictures in celebration and gratitude to God, for allowing me a glimpse behind the mask. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Bio: Teri Flynn was born in Wales of Welsh and Irish Parents. Educated in England, she moved to Co.Waterford, Ireland in 1997 where her Poetry has since appeared in “The Turning Tide” – an anthology of new writing from Co.Waterford. “Southward” The Journal of the Munster Literature Centre and “Imagine” The Tallow Writers Group quarterly review. Her poetry appears in “Sticky Orchard”, a group effort with Alan Garvey, Jim O’Donnell and Anthony O’Neill and grant assisted by Waterford County Council’s Arts Grant Scheme. “Listening To The Grass Grow” with Jim O’Donnell and Anthony O’Neill was published by Edward Power at Rectory press and most recently, in ‘Murmurings’, Remembering Anthony O’Neil, with Jim O’Donnell and Alan Garvey. Her poem Queen Of The Sea was included in the Chesapeake Exhibition at RUH, Bath, 2011. Figurehead Carver, Andy Peters. Photographic display of Ship’s Figurehead Carvings by Richard Sibley – A themed display of her oil paintings and poems entitled Cynefin, were on display in Waterford during The Imagine Festival in 2017. Cynefin-pronounced kuh-nev-in is a Welsh word meaning habitat or place. A place where a being feels it ought to live, where nature around you feels right and welcoming.
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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.

    Liked by 2 people

  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. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Beautiful and serene. Love this.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Geo Sans says:

    Imagine Spaces
    my mind pictures
    reflective images


  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


    • 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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