Freedom to Reflect and Thoughts

in OCD4 months ago

Sweeping over the scenery, albeit only a fraction of it, in various places I can see that there are cannons left behind, and I reach out and touch one. Breathe it all in. I look beyond and admire the way the trees frame this particular field. Were they planted or did they come up as volunteers? It is early enough to have the place mostly to myself.


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I tend to walk through the battlefields, to get some exercise, clear my head, or to gain perspective on things. One could say that I am meandering through the battlefields of life some days. Walking in the footsteps of time helps, knowing that these hallowed grounds look nothing like the beauty shown today. Making me realize that you can make things right, eventually, with much help and understanding. Sometimes you just have to look a little closer at things. I have to wonder how many trees were used to make these fences, and why they were put together in just this way?


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Scattered throughout the State are these telltale fences, depicting another time in history. I wander down the path, in the search of my favorite trees, while the thoughts of the sacrifices made by these Civil War soldiers fell on to their shoulders, every single day, no matter which side you were on. My perceived hardships seem so shallow in comparison.


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My Tree of Life



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Belatedly showing off of the cannon


My path is not always so clearly defined as this, but, I walk it every day and try to make sense of it all. It's not that life is so tough. It is the unseen twists and turns that come with it that make it unpredictable to plan. And yet, I wouldn't trade it for anything. It is the path forged by me. For better. For worse. Oh, to my delight, I am surrounded by the luxury of all these trees. Breathe deeply.


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Or maybe this is my season
Perchance
Leaving the irrational longing behind
Flirting with living instead


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Reflection of my thoughts, and other mindless ruminations. And just like that, these words are done. I want to thank you for strolling along with me through the musings of my mind. Some days, I just have to let them go, giving them freedom, spread across the pages, to say what they say and do what they wish. No judgment.

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As always, there must be a flower. #alwaysaflower Let it be the sweetness of the honeysuckle that crossed my path.


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they set my aunts house on fire
i cried the way women on tv do
folding at the middle
like a five pound note.
i called the boy who use to love me
tried to ‘okay’ my voice
i said hello
he said warsan, what’s wrong, what’s happened?

i’ve been praying,
and these are what my prayers look like;
dear god
i come from two countries
one is thirsty
the other is on fire
both need water.

later that night
i held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers across the whole world
and whispered,
"where does it hurt?"
it answered,

"everywhere"
"everywhere"
"everywhere"

warsan shire



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Tress, and lives, both cut down there.

Sadly, it would seem so. We have to have some good news to lean on. I hope all is going well with you and yours. :)

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Oh you know sadly things are not great, but they are what they are. I suppose one must accept and move forward. Hope you are doing good.

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The tree, battle field and the natural way to met come together isbvery much authentic, live is here and you could find it encouraging to yourself to facing the universal truth.

Thank you! I am so glad you got to enjoy the beauty of the battlefield and nature! I hope you have a great day!

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Having a walk in the nature really makes the mind wonder. I think it's very relaxing to let your mind meditate over anything

That first shot really caught my eye I had trouble scrolling down from it, I love those old fences but had never thought about how many trees had been cut down to make them

such a beautiful walk

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Beautiful photos! That area looks quite peaceful nowadays! It's surely better that way! 😊

Beautiful pictures friend!💚

Such a nice area to go out for a stroll! Last time I saw fences similar to this one was in a remote small farm in the French Alps, where the locals had some issues with the bears.

Your nature photos are serene and so inviting. Makes one just want to jump in to enjoy some alone time. The words that I connect with the most on your post is "no judgment" :) thank you for sharing.