Consider The Context

 

water-lily-1510707_1920Please don’t examine me so closely

Please don’t analyse my every shade

In the stark light of this cold world

Devoid of warmth and colour

 

Take a few steps back if you will know me at all.

View me in the context of my family

Together we are a vibrant shot of life

A pretty and kindly haven of joy

 

 

Look at me in the greater scheme of things

How I interact in my world of friends

How I bloom even during dark days

Dancing with glee in the kaleidoscope I play in

 

 

View me as a tiny yet wonderful ingredient

In this grand and splendid universe of delight

I am only who I am due to a lifetime of others

Who’ve coloured every moment of my existence

 

 

My homage to all who have made me “me” and made me happy to be me

 

 

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17 thoughts on “Consider The Context

    1. Thank you…
      …I had an idea, and although I have not had time to polish it (I am still at work counting the hours until finishing time) I was just hoping that it was kind of obvious what I was trying to say.

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    1. Thank you…
      …I keep looking at this wondering of it needs some work. I did it during my break-time, and it was very hurried and higgledy-piggledy. But I like Amy Westphal’s comment…so I am going to hold off editing it at the moment.

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        1. I am very rarely creative…but I had an idea…
          I saw the picture prompt and thought the photo of the water-lilly, although colourful, just looked a bit stark close-up and the background seemed rather grim. As soon as I think water-lilly I think of Monet. And then I thought of how if someone starts to analyse us on our own, close-up, we don’t always appear great, but if they get to see us in our setting, how we fit in with our family, friends and community and the wider world….then they will get a much better picture of who we are.

          In all honesty, it was prompted because of a new-ish friend of mine, who seems to think he knows me (I think he is counting the days until Goldfinch leaves) and I have been a bit reluctant with the whole situation. I almost found myself arguing with him recently that he cannot possibly know me because he has not met my family and friends. He had beein paying me compliments which I feel very awkward about, so I told him I am only who I am because of everyone that has made me “me” and so any compliments belong to my wonderful world of family and friends.
          I have been finding it difficult because I am devoted to Goldfinch, which he knows, and I am really uncomfortable with some of the things he has been saying to me.

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          1. It is very deep…complex, yet simple at the same time. That’s just my take. I love it! Keep us posted on your new friend. Sounds like he may be an interesting contrast to Goldfinch. 🤔

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