Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape

I have no photo of my head in the sand, which would be appropriate while admitting I do not want to deal with my current reality. My mother is ill… critically ill and I am a “mama’s girl” which I admit without shame.

She is/has always been my touchstone, my constant reminder to move forward despite obstacles, my assurance that ‘this too shall pass’… Tonight she lays in an Intensive care unit fighting for her life  and I long for a quiet place in a green meadow beneath a sunrise to remind me how marvelous nature is even as life takes its course . Pleading to the heavens not now… not now. Let me sit on the green meadow and meditate on the rising sun of hope. Let me find the courage to endure whatever the future holds. I can hear her gentle whisper,”Keep your obligations. Move on and do not look back except for a glimpse and a smile.”


Longing for serenity

I am trying  mother. And here is my submission for this weeks photo challenge : Escape.

18 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape

  1. I hope and pray for your mother’s fast recovery and healing. What you go through is hard and I pray as well for you to have the courage and strength during this most of difficult times. May serenity find its way to your heart soon and may you and your mom spend many beautiful sunsets by the beach for the years to come. Take care.


    • Thank you for your beautiful sentiments. She passed away last evening and I so desperately need the courage and serenity to get through these coming days. Again, thank you, thank you.


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  5. Jana, I’m very sorry to hear that you have lost your mother. I can not imagine how you are feeling. You are a warm and thoughtful person and through you I know your mother was too. When I am down and feeling blue I loose myself in taking photos. The resulting images are not important. It’s being able to focus on the work at hand and for a short time take myself to another world. A world where all is well. Unfortunately I must return to reality but I useualy feel better than when I left. So pick up your camera or your pen and go to another world for a while.


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