Thursday, 26 February 2015

On Opposite Sides Of The Fence

DANCING reflections in a pond by a rushing stream sends a message. The brightly painted fence I photographed recently at the local cemetery acts as a safety barrier, a metaphor, and my reason for linking to GOOD FENCES.

Perhaps those who continue to live inside our heads and hearts after passing away also dwell like flickers of light in some eternal realm.

Although no one can climb over from here to there until the time is right, the timing was decidedly wrong when a family friend in her early twenties lost her life to Cystic Fibrosis several years ago. I visited her gravesite on the day she should have been celebrating her birthday.

We seem so close yet so far away. "Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides," according to the long departed philosopher Lao Tzu who speaks to us today from beyond the grave.

Copyright by Penelope Puddlisms

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12 comments:

  1. Lovely post and images.. The reflections and bridge is a pretty scene.. Great quote! Enjoy your day!

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  2. so sweet to remember her on her birthday. what a beautiful fence and reflection!

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  3. the fence is a great metaphore here I think. Beautiful placce to rest. :)

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  4. Lovely post and images for sure.

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  5. I like all the pond pictures, with or without fences :)
    Have a fine day
    【ツ】Knipsa

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  6. Nice post and nice to remember her birthday this way. Love the fence and reflection.

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  7. A lovely post with beautiful photos, and you have a loving heart to visit your friend's grave each year.

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  8. What a touching post. And gorgeous shots too.

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  9. Great fence shots and reflections. Love the rose.

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  10. Beautiful thoughtful posting. Your images say a lot and the quote was wonderful. Nice that you remember your young friend.

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  11. beautiful images. I'm sorry for the loss of your friend.

    the red bridge image is so beautiful.

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  12. As always, your photographs and thoughts work together to leave gentle impressions that continue to inhabit my mind long after I've read them. Just beautiful, Maria!

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