Wednesday, July 11, 2007

falling slowly, and slower still

(Please play before continuing with this post - sometimes life just needs a soundtrack, just ask Cameron Crowe)

Every so often in the midst of life returning to wharp speed and the inevitable heart breaks and joys that ensue, you have to take a moment to think of where you've been. And when you've been half way across the world, immersed in the reality of lives so far from your own comprehension that you still can't wrap your head (or your heart) around where the differences end and the shared humanity begins, you really need to take these moments. They'll catch you off guard - the emotions, the longing, the guilt - so you just try and take it all in as it comes. You attempt to ascribe some sort of definition based on the life you find yourself back in - be it in your relationships, in the lyrics of a song that showed up at just the right time, or in the picture you've framed so you see it first thing in the morning and remember where you were. In this mess of emotions you realize there is no sorting it all out afterall, so it's time to start sharing.
You need to start sharing.

"Raise your hopeful voice you have a choice"

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Blogger Megan said...

Absolutely beautiful. Continue to share your experiences. It's something we all need to see and hear.

7/11/2007 7:30 AM  
Blogger Natalie said...

I really enjoyed reading your Africa Project journal and am glad to see you sharing here as well.

7/11/2007 9:06 AM  
Blogger inowpronounceyou said...

Very, very well said.

7/11/2007 9:55 AM  
Blogger Airam said...

Wow Meg ... what a great post .. and heart-wrenching all at the same time.

7/11/2007 12:41 PM  
Blogger With Love, Fat Girl said...

Beautiful post, beautiful pictures.

As for the needing to start sharing... I wholeheartedly agree. I'm actually starting a project something on the lines of what you wrote about, or at least driven by my own sense of "something needs to be done for this planet"... I'll keep you informed :)

7/11/2007 4:32 PM  
Blogger Mood Indigo said...

Thanks guys. You don't know how nice it is to have this space to extend my "processing" too. It's especially nice to know that my little group of devoted readers are truly what I credit them as - kindred spirits - who are touched by the same things that touch me (that's what she said!). Love you guys!

FG - Can't wait to see what you've got in the works!

7/11/2007 11:38 PM  
Blogger Libby said...

Hi there - Just wanted to say hi and that I enjoy reading your blog. Beautiful writing...

7/12/2007 7:19 PM  
Blogger Mood Indigo said...

Thanks Libby! Glad to have you :)

7/12/2007 10:37 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

That was lovely, absolutely lovely. And gorgeous pictures.

7/13/2007 5:55 PM  

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