Monday, February 1, 2010

Being Brave

I wanted to show you this.
I made it.
Just me, with my own two hands.

With you in mind.
I'm a little nervous to show you,
in case you don't like it.

In case you don't see my heart written all over it.
But, it's there, I tell you.
My heart.
All over it.

I hope you like it.

Happy February, friends.

42 comments:

Dandy said...

This picture makes me emotional and I can't quite put my finger on it. The trees, the sense of movement, the perspective, the road ahead.

I do love it.

jacqueline said...

i love it! i can truly see your heart and it is fabulous!

Georgianna said...

Like it? I love it. It's beautiful, and intriguing and full of stories, like you are. Thank you for bringing it to us. Happy February!

Caroline said...

Wow this is spectacular! Love the movement and then the stillness. You are on to something here...

Gigi said...

Thank you for being brave, Relyn. It was so worth it. You made me think of a time when I had written a poem that I was proud of, really proud of. That doesn't happen often for me, and I was in my early 20's at the time. I brought it to my professor, and I think he could read all over my face what I was thinking and feeling. As I handed it to him, he said, "Ah, this one's shimmering all over with gold, isn't it?"

And that's just how I feel about this photograph. Shimmering. You take big, brave leaps, and we all get to shine right along with you. Thank you.

xoxo Gigi

cinner said...

I love it, think it is very interesting, and I love the black and white. good for you for being brave and showing us. Take care.

The Hausfrau said...

Nice work. Very intriguing!

Kim Living Life said...

Brave or brilliant both you say. I love the picture it is wonderful and isn't this the best place ever to do someting brave, everyone loves you and will encourgae you. Something different is always so nice to see. Great work Relyn.
xo

Laura said...

Stunning!!!!!!!! Reminds me of all good things in life.

beth said...

I love it...why the fear ?
we are all lovers and friends here....you know that !
share your heart with us...always.....

Rita said...

You are doing great with the photography! Love it!

Derrick said...

Hi Relyn,

Great pic! The movement and the stark beauty.

smith kaich jones said...

You know I love this, but I must say it again. L.O.V.E. Shimmering is the perfect word. I am loving you with a camera in your hand!

xo
Debi

Tracy said...

Sharing from the heart--always a good thing, no fear between friends who love. :o) And I do LOVE this image, Relyn... There is such excitement in it--the rush of life, love, delight, happiness... it says BLISS, to me! Be brave...ride the thrill-wave! :o) ((HUGS))

Oliag said...

What's not to love? This is fantastic...

Gayle said...

I love it! I do see your heart in it. Makes it even better!

Hindsfeet said...

Tell us about this, Relyn; why is this so meaningful to you, what of it mirrors your soul? I'd love to know vs. trusting my own conjecture : )

Heart2Heart said...

Relyn,

I absolutely love this picture. Now this is something I would have blown up and framed in my home! Fabulous!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

S. Etole said...

you've captured something ethereal ... and shared your heart ... thank you

Yiota said...

very expressive! can't wait to see more of your heart!
take care!

spread your wings said...

i do - I love it! very much. I'd like to see more.
happy February to you my friend.

Jessica said...

Absolutely beautiful! I have such a soft spot for black and white photographs.

Marilyn said...

I love it! I can see your heart here.

red or gray black or white said...

what took you so long...do more...may i put it on my black and white blog?

Cathi said...

Wow, that is truly a heartfelt picture - it gave me chills all over! Have a fabulous evening! :)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

*sigh*

I don't need to say much more. Gigi said it very well.

Sue

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Relyn,
Oops looks like I went to the 'other' blog, but I like both :) This picture again. It's just gorgeous! In fact all the photos here are just beautiful!

xo Mary Jo

suvarna mollerup said...

I soooooooo love this, beautiful photo!
xoxoxo

jeanine said...

not only do i like it. i loVe it. beautiful, beautiful creation.

Angie Muresan said...

The photo is beautiful, Relyn, and the poem is exquisite.
Happy February to you!

Jeanne said...

Love you
Love and hugs
Jeanne

Jeanie said...

Of COURSE we'd like it! It has power and energy and movement!

bekkah said...

This is wonderful! I love the feeling of speeding along, yet the clarity of the road ahead. I'm a very big fan of b&w images :)

Sometimes Sophia said...

A beautiful image, and a nice balance between motion and being fixed on the future. A well-crafted metaphor.

Tracy said...

Thanks for stopping by. What a lovely blog you have here. I think I'll follow it.

Roban said...

Isn't it a great feeling to take a risk and come out better because of it? Your photo is beautiful. So artsy with its movement and stillness and in black and white.

Take more!

TheEccentricLady said...

Relyn,
You did great! Lots of feeling in this photo. You have also inspired me to find poems to go with my photography. I always look forward to reading your post!

Christina said...

i love it. actually i think it is amazingly haunting and beautiful!
xoxo

red or gray black and white said...

...wanted to let you know it is up ...in the sidebar which will be a sort of "revolving" spot for images that captured me! it should link back to this post...blessing my friend.elk

Jaime said...

Simply gorgeous.

I came in here smiling today, and I will leave with the same smile etched into my soul, passed along to yours.
You are so beautiful.
Thank you for making my morning so bright and full of good things.

georgia b. said...

oh, my goodness!!!

i absolutely absolutely absolutely love this!

it is exactly my favorite kind of photo! i call them drive-by shootings, and i love them every time! yours is wonderful!

may i feature in on my blog called "...shhhh"?

patty said...

this image is just beautiful. i saw it in elk's sidebar and it so intrigued me that i flipped over here. glad i did... love the image. really.

i'm hosting a mclinky photo carnival this friday. i hope you'll link up and share your art with us!

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