breathe breathe breathe

erin darcy photography

*written in my journal while sitting in front of the lake*

listening to the water lapping and crashing gently against the tall reeds,
where the side walk ends…
it feels so good to press my feet into the earth, the soft give.. sinking.
the trust…strength, such a sense of comfort…
it can be terribly depressing to live surrounded by concrete-suffocating.

on this wooden bench, my feet dangle… swinging back and forth-tickling the bottoms of my feet on blades of grass…
cracked smile watching birds squabble over stale bread
…..
tiny eyes watch me, curious.
mothers tut..bellies round and full.
hope and life.
plastic toys and gravel,
tears and laughter and sticky hands
discovering new joys of the wind against their faces, their blonde hair white in the sun…

it’s amazing how in the quietest moments, when you feel content enough…
as the cycle waxes and wanes…
how swiftly hope and light and admiration…wonder…awe…
can turn to jealousy…envy…saddened pain.
……

hush. breathe breathe breathe.
your time will come… you’ll look back and wonder what you were ever in such a rush for…
the time will be perfect and right.
you will sit in this same space, an extra heart singing beneath your chest…
you will sit in this same space, an extra hand to hold and tell stories to…
you will sit in this space, and be.
…..

face meets the warmth in the sky,
and as i turn away… a reminder on the cracked pavement below.
right where the side walk ends.

erin darcy photography

7 Comments

  1. Julie Alvarez said . . .

    I love your writing.
    Your time will come.

    Posted September 11, 2009 at 12:40 pm | Permalink
  2. Mim O said . . .

    I remember feeling exactly the same xoxox

    Posted September 11, 2009 at 1:08 pm | Permalink
  3. angel porch said . . .

    needed that……

    Posted September 12, 2009 at 7:53 pm | Permalink
  4. deb said . . .

    how poignant, authentic , and poetic. Peaceful waves to you.

    Posted September 14, 2009 at 7:59 am | Permalink
  5. krisitn said . . .

    yes breathe, but that is not always easy. peace to you. and you are so right in that the time will be perfect. the waiting however is not. xo erin.

    Posted September 15, 2009 at 6:41 pm | Permalink
  6. Mamoon said . . .

    Bows and flows of angel hair and ice cream castles in the air.

    Posted September 15, 2009 at 7:27 pm | Permalink
  7. mb said . . .

    your photos are blowing my heart. open. wide.

    Posted September 16, 2009 at 9:37 pm | Permalink

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