My Mind’s Eye

It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.

Erma Bombeck

I’ve been feeling off today. I found the above quote when I was looking for inspiration, and it hit the nail smack dab on the head!

Sometimes, when I’m working on my writing, photographs, or art, that little obnoxious voice in my head starts taunting me—begging for perfection—telling me that what I’m working on will never be what I envisioned.

I think what it boils down to is how vulnerable we can feel when we share things that are personal to us. Putting everything out there—for everyone to see—really DOES take courage; whether it’s our dreams, our thoughts and opinions, our writing and poetry, or even our images.

I don’t know… maybe it’s just me. Regardless, I think every blogger out there deserves kudos for their courage. (Love you guys!)

Anyway, I took this photo during my recent trip. I love everything about it; the seagull in the corner, who seems to acknowledge my presence, the waves, and the surfers. I just couldn’t reach a point where it felt “done.” So… I decided to put that irritating inner-voice on mute, and write a poem to add the ‘finishing touch’ that it seemed to be missing.

—On The Coast—

From where I was standing,

I saw beauty everywhere.

The gulls appeared to know me,

As if they recognized my stare.

My mind’s eye scanned the horizon,

Rousing dull shades into vibrant hues,

Melancholy grays,

Into sapphire blues.

Moving quickly,

I traversed the mud and the trash.

I saw snowflakes and crystals,

As I watched the waves crash.

The storm the eve before,

Left puddles, wind, and freezing air…

But on the coast that morning,

Not a surfer,

Nor I,

Had a single care.


Inspired by the Word of the Day Challenge: Dream

Peace & Love—
—Never stop dreaming!


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