Sunday, May 7, 2017

Hope Is A Feather

AUTHOR Emily Dickinson showed sensitivity as a writer with such prose as: “Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all."

More than wishes and fairy tales, hope is the light in an unfathomable world. It darts away to suddenly reappear with a song or a flutter. Fearing the dimming of its glow some strive to contain it through metaphors and pictures ... a hopeless task but worth a try as I walk about with my camera.

A seed holds the hope of a flower.

Visitors hope for kind receptions and hosts hope for guests that are kind.

Parents hope for futures brighter than what they've known.

Hope rests at the cusp of every sharp turn and prickly situation.

It rests in the pet hoping for a friendly pat on the head.

There's an ocean of hope in every drop and puddle. And from hope's lofty perspective, every feather and pen holds the potential to somehow fly.

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  1. And oh how hope is needed right now. Perfect illustrations for your beautiful words Maria. Thank you.

  2. Dear Maria - Your words soaked through my heart and I enjoyed each image fitting to your words. Hope is always there around us infinitely even when we aren’t aware of it or lose sight of it temporarily. My favorite photo is the second one but I take the third image personal as my daughter got pregnant again for the second child after the disappointing miscarriage last year.


    1. I join with you, Yoko, in having great expectations for the perfect outcome for your daughter!

  3. Your photography is divine and the wisdom for each photo is a delight ~ Wonderful post and photos ~ thanks,

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

  4. A lovely post. Without hope, we are nothing.

  5. “Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all."
    I don't remember how old I was...quite young, though, when I first read these beautiful words. They still bring a tear to my eye.
    As Fi said, it is a lovely post. Indeed it is, my dear friend.
    Love, K
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travels

  6. What a wonderful way to illustrate hope with photography and words. Beautiful!

  7. These photos are beautiful, I love the messages they bring.

  8. A beautiful quote about hope. Hope is expressed so well through your pictures and words. The dog is just gorgeous and I love that vase in the last picture. Arohanui


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