Sunday, June 03, 2012

Postcard from Paradise



The struggles of youth
Contrast with age's soft laurels
I arrive unscathed.

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14 comments:

Janet said...

LOVE the photo!! Don't you wish old buildings could talk and tell us all their stories and what they've seen!

Annie said...

In a word - YES.

joanne said...

thank god for the laurels, eh? Cool photo and life-affirming haiku...

rebecca said...

this is a beautiful affirmation of a life well lived; weathered, wise and willing to stand tall beneath honest skies with shelter and fortitude.
may we all stand in gratitude to the gift of each day.

Ginny said...

Very nice, too bad this old building did not arrive the same way.

gma said...

The ravages of time have made their marks. Love that the softness of character is still
evident.

Karen said...

Both your photo an haiku make me think...mellow. Mellow is good.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

lovely haiku ~ very contemplative ~ great photo shot! thanks, ^_^

Laurie Beth Zuckerman said...

Love the feel of this photo, Annie. Where did you take this picture. It is wonderfully forlorn.

Annie said...

We were driving east out of Turlock in the Central Valley of California and going into the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas. Lots of history in the rangeland and up into the gold country. If you keep heading east as the crow flies, you end up a little north of the Yosemite Valley.

foxysue said...

Annie, this is a wonderful pic, the ambiance feels graceful, to use it in connection to one's time of life is perfect! x

Rachel said...

When looking at life the right way every stage has its blessings. :-)

redondowriter said...

At 74, I feel the same as you write. Wasn't what I expected, but it's actually better. Love your photo, too.

Lea said...

It is amazing how the struggles of life shape us so completely into who we are today... lovely Annie. XO