Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Now - fleeting and fragile.


It's Wishcraft Wednesday over at Jamie Ridler Studios. This week Jamie asks what we wish for our creativity. Oddly, I like to ask it to take a rest every now and then. I'd like to remember that although creativity is wonderful and I celebrate it, not every moment needs to be an energy out moment. There are times when it is enough to just "be."

Two days ago I bore witness as this beautiful butterfly died. It had a broken wing. I moved it to higher ground, out of direct sunlight and brought it some nectar like fluid. But, it died. And I was there. And I wasn't writing a poem, or painting a picture or capturing it in anyway. Even taking this photo seemed a violation. I was just there - in the moment. Though it was sad, it was sacred. Life is made of such moments and I'd like to remember to be there for them instead of always trying to create something out of them.

11 comments:

Jo Anna said...

I really needed to read what you wrote today. Thank you!
As you wish for yourself, I wish for you as well!

Ruth said...

Wow, so true. Great post. As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you too.

Julie Jordan Scott said...

Hearing and feeling your words. Sometimes I purposefully leave my camera or my notebook behind to do precisely this. Beautifully written and shared.

As Kim wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

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Ginny said...

What a beautiful post. I read it and then read it again because I need to see and experience the words again. As you wish for yourself, I wish for you as well.

Kim Switzer said...

So beautiful and poignant. Thank you!

As Kim wishes for herself, so I wish for her as well.

Lisa said...

Kim - that is a beautiful story, and a very good point. Thank you for sharing. As Kim wishes for herself, I wish also for her.

Sara said...

Such a wonderful post... thank you.

As Kim wishes for herself, so I wish for her as well.

xx

TommyGirl said...

really beautiful. As Kim wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Marilyn said...

what a wise wish. as Kim wishes for herself, i wish for her also.

Lucy Ladham-Dyment said...

What a beautiful post. May we all remember your words. As Kim wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Lisa PN said...

Kim,
This is really a beautiful story. Sad, yet stunning.

It's funny, sometimes i get so frustrated with what i call the digital age where people are never experiencing life but only documenting everything and clicking and tweeting and all that jazz. But we forget to remember the sacred. And i must say that you clearly honoured the sacred in your care with this beautiful creature.

Thank you for that is a true gift.

best,
Lisa

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