Skip to main content

My Joyful Ordinary Day

It was an ordinary day, 
yet is was no ordinary day.

The warm sun was kind to my face,
while the cool breeze from the open window 
bathed my neck.

The view from my seat was brilliant
like someone had switched from monochrome
to HD colour and I was fully tuned in.

I wanted to make this day count,
so at every stop I captured




the moments, like when the lady wearing white trousers
that mysteriously reflected on my window alighted the bus and
when the lady in the white sun top boarded, the breeze blowing her fragrance before.

My senses were on full alert,
I felt so receptive to life, it felt like
life was smacking me in the face
like the splashing of cold water
on a perspiring forehead,
a wonderful
feeling.

I felt so intimately
connected to life and
all that was going on
around me after what seemed
like a period of disconnection.

As I neared the end of my
sacred ordinary journey, thinking
about all of the young people
getting on and off the bus,
I began to think of my life's journey
being quite away down the road
from these folks, how it seems to be whizzing by.

I suppose the last stop
was most painfully poignant
<~ but the most beautiful capture of the day I think,
 don't you agree?  





Journey's end, Nottingham,  
a university city   
famous for visual arts.
Linking with
Share the Joy Thursday


Comments

This is beautiful! I loved every minute of experiencing your "joyful ordinary day!" The photos are wonderful! Poignant. The last one (the dress) made me laugh... Thank you for sharing your "joy filled ordinary day" lol...
Annie said…
Dear Sue,

You have captured so many passing moments that live in the instant and then are gone. No sooner to we reach the future, than it becomes the past. Blink once, and the moments are gone. Did the tight grimace become a smile; did the ponytail flip as a hanky rose up to wipe a hot nape? You have truly honored the instant and yes, she, at the end, imparts a very poignant mood.

Annie
Cat said…
what a beautiful things to do
being intent about every moment
so good for the soul
we should all do more of this
thanks Sue!

love and light
Dina Lettre said…
This is really lovely!
Stephanie said…
Sue,
every word, every image...such a perfect fit.

Life rushes by but each of it's joyful ordinary moments should make us stop and look and breath.

x..x
GrandmaK said…
Amazing post! Kept me anticipating the next words. Thank you for sharing this!!! Cathy
Meri said…
A great metaphorical journey. So amazing.
rebecca said…
my darling friend,

pure soul poetry...i could feel your heart connection to every electric moment. this is the "sweet spot" when everything aligns and we live the pure wisdom that we are all inextricably bound to each other. thank you for capturing this aliveness so vividly in your loving life words and perfect photo holygrams.


sending you full present love from the mountains of arizona.

xoxoxoxoox
sperlygirl said…
isn't that just the truth...a blur of color from out the window...years, lifetimes, passing by like mile markers along the road. such a beautiful capture in word and image here, sue. xx
Monica said…
thanks you for taking us with you!
my eyes and heart are drawn to the greeness behind a few of those shots.
Deb Crecelius said…
A montage metaphor of life;
your words are beautiful poetry.

Popular posts from this blog

A Winged Haiku

Winged things on my mind
bringing messages of peace
but mostly of TRUST




#Artistsforloveis an on-line movement where the overriding principle is one of love and belonging to which I am happy to add my name....   Also linking with Haiku my Heart ~ the Home of inclusion.Recuerda mi Corazon

Happy Haiku New Year

Bare winter branches bathed in mystical moonshine stirring some magic!

Hello and a Happy New Year to you and yours...

I feel like a stranger to this online space it being nearly two months since I last tapped the keys here. I've been living a kind of nomadic existence recently flitting between houses with the addition of my new little tin home that perches on a Welsh hillside overlooking the ocean. What with Christmas and New Year I have been sleeping in random beds! The acquisition of my tin home is something I have dreamed about for ages and now it has come to pass so I've been bathing in ocean magic....

Something else that has kept me creatively occupied lately is my regular postings on Instagram, I have taken to posting haiku and images there as a meditative practice which satisfies both my need to create and also to focus, I have set the intention to continue this practice for 2017 and also to research the subject, perhaps write about my findings here as I believe this art-…

Shadow Land & Spontaneity

Usually in photography I practice the concept of noticing the moments and what arises and arrives spontaneously as opposed to a staging experience i.e. purposefully choosing a subject to capture. Picking up the camera when something hits my radar of perception is second nature and this in turn mostly leads to the pleasurable treasures of intuitive photography.  Recently due to the exceptional brilliance of the autumn sun through my windows there have been lots of opportunities to capture the clarity of shadows or their subtlety for that matter! Shadow photography is a favourite form of imaging for me.  However, I wanted to make the shots a little more defined for added interest so this lead me to try manufacturing the outcome, or in other words staging!  This doesn't come naturally to me during a photography experience for it touches on the subject of control, taking me out of the comfort zone of going with a meditative flow and into the area of thinking or a cognitive interrupti…