Thursday, 9 January 2014

Light through the End of the Lens

When it comes to a new year, I try to select the positive threads from the past year to weave into the tapestry of my life, with no idea of what the final design will be but a trust that it will be a thing of beauty.   Being me is a perpetual unfinished project and at times gnarly bits that irritate get caught up among the positive filaments, sometimes requiring an inordinate amount of energy to unpick. I have to accept that some stringy bits can never be removed but, when looked at from a distance, they tend to blend into the whole.  

These photos taken on my trip to South Africa last year

Three New Years ago I wrote my article "Light at the end of the tunnel", without any idea of how poignant the concept would become to me.  It took me until June to have the courage to post it because blogging was new to me and it was so deeply personal. Blogging is wonderful because, in the midst of life's dramas, it gives the opportunity to record and share even the smallest of triumphs which can later be pieced together in quieter, reflective moments.

This new year it has dawned on me that I now see "Light at the end of the Lens"!  I'm loving that something which seemed so 'disastrous' in my life has led to a new creative pursuit - photography

Happy new year everyone.  I hope your 'unfinished life project' brings you some delicious surprises this year.  


Leonie said...

Wow what an inspirational and beautifully worded post Roz! Hope you have lots of positives this year x

Schulz Family said...

Happy new year to you too Roz. I trust this year will be a positive year for you

Schulz Family said...

Happy new year to you too Roz. I trust this year will be a positive year for you

Diane-crewe said...

well done for finding some focus .. and sharing it with us xx blogging is GOOD therapy x

Ulla's Quilt World said...

So lovely! :)
Greetings from Finland!
Hugs, Ulla

Nin said...

To compliment the photography, you have a gift for writing too Roz. Those hands - what a powerful photo! It sounds like photograph has allowed a new understand and a sense of the world. Thanks for sharing.