Waterworld

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The inverted image of our house on a dangling droplet reminded me that everything I live for was momentarily sheltered inside a gentle bead of rainwater. My husband, our children, and the two dogs were going about their lives in this glistening other world hanging from the branch of a Japanese maple, as I sat transfixed beneath on a damp moss-covered stone. A favorite sauce for pasta was bubbling on the stove, French Open tennis was playing out on the television and an umpteenth load of clothes was slowly thumping around in the heat of the dryer. The thought of a world existing inside a raindrop was oddly comforting, and I had to wonder as I opened the door to step back into my life, if it simultaneously fell to the ground with a gentle splash and disappeared, deliberately, into the ground.

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  1. Hi Elisa,

    This is one of the most profoundly creative posts I have come across lately. As you mused about your entire world inside that glistening water droplet, what perspective about life did you get?

    Shakti

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    1. The water droplet is a metaphor for the life I’ve created for my family. It is a world born from a mother’s love, that hopefully glistens and thrives whether I am present or miles away.

      Thank you for reading and commenting on my post, and for leaving your thought provoking question.

      Elisa

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  2. Oddly, your comments made me think of Harry Potter – which I’m sure is more a reflection on me vs you! But you created a vision of a world just as that series did. Love the photo and your comments.

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    1. How nice to have my post compared to the fantastic world created by J.K. Rowling! She is amazingly prolific, and it took me so long just to write that one paragraph. Who knows how long it would take me to write a sequel!!

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  3. Elisa,

    Your photography and writing speak so powerfully to my heart! Both your wonderfully descriptive prose and the captions resonate with charm and a quiet elegance. I saw that you had visited my blog and liked what you saw and hope you will visit often or, if the spirit moves you, “follow” along with those who enjoy my poetry, haiku, tanka, and other small verse forms. *easy smile*

    Richest Blessings,

    -R-

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  4. wonderful description:
    “A favorite sauce for pasta was bubbling on the stove,
    French Open tennis was playing out on the television
    and an umpteenth load of clothes
    was slowly thumping around in the heat of the dryer…”

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  5. Welcome! Thank you for subscribing to follow my blog. I hope you are encouraged, inspired and enjoy the photos I take of life’s events as seen through the lens of my camera.
    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

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    1. Francine, I’ve been an avid follower of your blog, somehow I fell off the list. I’m looking forward to reading more of your inspiring posts and viewing more of your fabulous photography!
      Elisa

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  6. What a wonderfully conjured image. It’s so well done – the photo and the words. You have an eye, an ear, and an imagination! And I’ve always loved the idea of playing with scale that is evoked here.

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