10.19.2010

Standing Tall


When it is dark enough,
you can see the stars.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson


I had a difficult time interpreting my feelings on this photo.

I see strength in this tree.

I also see sorrow as it is quieting for the winter.

I see the storms of life surrounding it.

But I also see other trees near it.
Trees in the same situation.

Other trees standing tall.

I am this tree.

Me.

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18 comments:

Tricia said...

I think you interpreted it perfectly

I went to KC when I was really little, but don't remember it - so I've never been to Powell BG.

It's funny, they say fish have tiny brains, but they seem to have enough to know where their meal comes from! heheheee

lisa said...

Such a stunning photograph.

SouthernSass said...

Beautiful post. I can see you standing strong and tall - I love this photo!

Rachel Roushey said...

Beautiful photo and reflection on it.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I like your interpretation and the photo, Chas. I see you standing tall, too, surrounded by friends and loved ones. I see something else, too. After the winter, the earth renews itself, and there is spring and the glory of Easter and what it means to us as believers.

Love you much...

XO,

Sheila

Bernie said...

This tree is beautiful and I understand your struggle with your quote but you have chosen a wonderful one. Stand strong my friend, we all stand with you. Many prayers for Shauna......:-) Hugs

Lisa said...

Chas.. Im with you . Even if its just a branch holding you up if you should need it.. Stunning.. The emotion is .. well Im speahless so I will leave it at that. I think you know.
Love the light. The light that will never go out no matter what.
Sending Hugs

Lisa said...

and if I need to be held for awhile I hope the strength in that tree will hold me once again.

Linda Robinson said...

WOW!

Kala said...

Stunning light!

justine said...

It has an ethereal quality about it too, a lovely shot.

Janis said...

Love you photo and interpretation, it fits well.

Jamie said...

The only thing more gorgeous than this photo is your interpretation. I feel inspired after visiting your blog today. Thank you.

Scott said...

I see strength as the tree stands tall and naked against the onslaught of fall and soon winter. Nice one here Chasity.

Karen said...

Beautiful image, thoughtful words, much to think about!

S. Etole said...

reaching upward ... always reaching

Tina said...

Beautiful photo! I first saw the sunlight shining through the tree...and I see how God's light shines through you. It shines brighter because of the storms.

Jenn said...

Chasity, This is a beautiful photo. To me it speaks of God's light shining through us and upholding us even in the darkest of times.

Love you, friend!