I had the pleasure of being reunited with some of my special family members this weekend for my Ouma's 84th birthday. It was beautiful to see their faces and reconnect with their hearts again after a lot of time has passed, too much time. My family is mad and if you don't speak up your voice will drown in the seven very loud conversations happening all at the same time yet there was no mistaking the love that was oozing out of every corner and crack in my uncle's house. I had a private moment with one of my Aunt's and she, to me, has always been like the wise old Willow tree in fantasy stories that when she opens her mouth, you WANT to keep quiet and listen and it's as if magic fills the air with the wisdom she dispenses. Something she said stuck in my head that I would like to share with the eyes that fall upon these words, "Be mindful of how you treat others on your way up because you are going to have to meet them on your way down". You just think about that powerful message for a bit and let it sink in.
How I see it...
I see, speak and write in metaphors because I feel there is much we can learn from nature, people and our surroundings as depicted in my photographs and why I enjoy sharing my thoughts. Not in any attempt to convince or convert you to my way of thinking, seeing or feeling but to share how I see and experience MY mind map of the world. You at no time have to agree, all I ask is that my views and the views of others who wish to express theirs are kindly respected. So relax, get comfy and just enjoy. Happy reading!