Thursday, June 10, 2010

Turn off the Lights

For I have not posted in a long time. Things in my life have stopped me.. I am not sure I am breathing but I must be because I feel the pain too deep. So I said turn off the lights and took this photo of how it could be possible. Life changes you by just the flip of light switch. So if you take all the light switches and the lights go off. It should make it easier.


Then I walked out and saw this beautiful glowing moon. Gold, bright and pulling me into it's light.
I wanted to walk away and go back inside where it was dark. Then I realized it is dark outside too or at least in my heart. It holds Anger, Pain and Broken Love. Yet the moon was telling me something but I did not understand.


I realize the wheel of life will continue to turn, I just did not realize there were so many wheels going at one time. Every person has his or hers own wheel. But they do not all go in the same directions.
Hope you enjoy the photos. The words maybe not so much. That is all I have been doing. Keeping my camera in my hand and trying to capture that moment. Because once it is gone it is gone.
Katelen
Some of you say Joy is greater than sorrow and others say, Nay sorrow is greater.
But I say unto you, they are inseparable.
Together they come, and when one sits alone with you at your door, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.....Kahlil Gibran

24 comments:

Kelly Marszycki said...

I am bowled over, Katelen. Your words and images are so strong, so vehement. we have all been in our paradises and in our hells, with many more to go, I'm sure. But in knowing we share these moments, good and bad, helps alleviate the isolation. May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
The sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of his hand...
an old celtic blessing!

Gloria said...

Beautiful post. Whatever it may be, I wish you a room full of roses, a sky as blue as blue can be, with white clouds floating slowly by, each one with a smile on it's face. Life is good, life is short, relish each day no matter what. Take care dear.

Caio Fernandes said...

Katelen , you are briliant !!!
the relation with the 3 photos you got ... even more the 2 first .... amaizing !!

what can i say about your feelings ... you have the right to feel all this and the right to leave all this when you want , when you feel prepared .
be well .
i just wish you all the best .
Caio .

Annie said...

I love these shots and your heartfelt words. I hope things improve for you soon. You walked into the gaze of a beautiful moon. Thank you for bringing it here for us all to see.

Mary said...

Katelen, I know this part of your journey is a painful one. Please remember you are not alone, ever!!

La Dolce Vita said...

we all go through our pain and joy, sending you thoughts of feeling better and more hopeful.

DJ said...

Gentle hugs...

Winterwood said...

I hope youre ok? hugs to you when life gets tough.

Bren said...

In the face of such pain, I have no words...just empathy for the difficult road you are on. Courage my friend.

ArtPropelled said...

Katelen, I do hope things are easier for you today. Keep snapping away. You take great photographs.

Mary Ann Wakeley said...

Thank you for sharing your pain. It is not an easy thing to do. We mostly keep that side of ourselves hidden of try to push it under the carpet and hope it will just go away. But it doesn't. It festers and gets bigger so that we have to deal with it. You can see here that you are loved and accepted for all of you who you are. I hope the load lightens for you soon. If you ever need a one to one, you know where to find me. Mary Ann

Odd Chick said...

I've been there. At least down a path where my heart was broken, tossed away by a man I had lived with 19 years who came to treat me with cruelty and disrepect. But I'm here to tell you that it was the best path I have ever taken, because the broken road led me to my Sweet Farmer and to a better life. Keep walking sweet one and even though the road seems rough, it leads you to a better place. And your words touched me and so did your beautiful photographs. Sometimes our pain brings out exquisite beauty.

Four Seasons in a Life said...

Dear Katelan,

Sorrow and joy go hand in hand, like partners in life, they are equal.

I thank you for sharing your pain, I cannot offer advice as we each must find our own way out of the darkness and back into the sunlight or the cool silver rays of the moon.

I have had my own challenges and things remain uncertain, but I have begun to believe in hope, especially after visiting a special spot at the ocean, far from others, where I am one with the energies of nature.

Like the oceans constant movement, of ebbing back and forth, the sun will return . . .

Wishing you all the very best,
Egmont

Marilyn Rock said...

Life is like the ocean's movements. Hoping you will feel better soon.

lakhsmita indira said...

i turn off the lights.
thank you for sharing this...

xo

Manon Doyle said...

Loved the post Katelen. Sending you hugs! The days will get brighter.

Patti said...

God bless you sweetie. Life has it's pain. Keep God close to your heart. He is there with you through all you have to endure.
Hugs

Gallery Juana said...

Katelan, You are talented in many ways. Your photography really compliments what you've written, and I loved the Gibran quote you chose.

Hoping the moon continues to shine in the darkness for you.
Hugs always.

~Babs said...

Excellent images.
I hope that by now your spirits have been lifted, dear Katelen.

m. heart said...

Katelan,
Thank you for sharing so eloquently. I honestly believe, as many others here seem to, that with pain comes the light of incredible opportunities we never in a million years could have imagined while we were lost in the darkness.
Blessings to you!
m

Momo Luna said...

Dear Katelen,
i love the photographs a lot. Especially with your heartfelt words. Thank you for sharing your feelings, that takes courage. And your words comfort me.

Take care and all the best. Sweet greetz and hugs for you.....

Ces said...

Katelen, I need to read more to understand your cause for writing such a moving post. I hope dear heart that you find peace soon and may life be copacetic. I am thinking of you! Tsup!

Ces said...

Oh, BTW, Sorrow lives next door to Joy! Sometimes they play mahjong together.

ELFI CELLA said...

je trouve ici quelque chose de moi même..
une même approche des choses..