Thursday, December 30, 2010

At times I wander in the gale that is life; snow whirls and those around me continue living as if there were no questions to be asked.

There is always the option of bracing myself against the strongest winds or taking cover in a nearby forest of the mind... or I can stand, unabashed, in the violent onslaught and feel the great winds invigorate, empowering me.



I choose life.

With its questions, its doubts, it temptations and longings... I choose a passionate life.



Do you?

16 comments:

Dawn said...

Oh I do too. Or I try most days.
I need to hold on against the gale at times...but hold as best I can-- I will.
Thanks for another boost of courage to brace and Embrace!!

Eyeliquor said...

Goodmorning Allison ;)
I do...!
"or taking cover in a nearby forest of the mind"...a beautiful sentence..could be a name for a novel..or a song!..love the words!

Thank you for your sweet and kind words!! :))..the sweater is 11 years old..i always leave it at my sisters place.. to wear it every time i am there..
Enjoy day 364! :)

Eyeliquor said...

oops..the pictures are pretty! :)

Judy said...

It's hard at times to hold on, but I do. If I didn't I would blow away.

Southern Lady said...

A thought provoking post! Carla

Nancy said...

Because of who (or is that whom?) I'm married to, I really have no choice... but yes, I do. It's the only way to be.

Awesome question, photographs and prose. Thank you dear! :)

teca said...

Yeah! I choose life too, "with its questions, its doubts, it temptations and longings... I choose a passionate life", with much, much love and friendship!

Thank you to be here, dear!

Have a great 2011 with yours! You're a lovely woman!

Kisses and warm hugs from Brasil.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Yes I do choose a passionate life. After all, what is the alternative? Stunning photos!!!

texwisgirl said...

I prefer to hold on to the trees in the forest. I borrow their strength to bolster mine.

Out on the prairie said...

Lovely words with a charm to them. I try anything I have never tried before, hoping to never miss a beat in life.

Ola said...

with respect to the picture-don't they feel cold?:)

Naturedigital said...

Beautiful thoughts and photographs Allison
HAPPY NEW YEAR ...!!!
Costas

Randy said...

I do choose it in all its forms, good and bad I choose it all. Allison you are a gift and there should be more people in the world like you. Thank you for your visits and your kindness Happy New Year!

Out on the prairie said...

It should be past midnight for you, I just finished dinner and wanted to say welcome to 2011.

Pam said...

You sometimes challenge my thoughts, Allison.. but always for the better. You put me back on track, Thanks again!

Hugs,
Pam i am .. she says with a smile and a wink ;)

Country Mouse Studio said...

brrrrr they look so cold. I alternate between being passionate and then retreating to recover. :O)