Tuesday, October 28, 2014

It's perspective I guess . . .


"Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music."
- George Carlin


Or perhaps if it appears you are aiming your camera at nothing....waiving it around in the air 
like you just don't care. Only the reality....it couldn't be further from the truth.

{KK re-entry}

Sometimes you may appear insane because they not only can't hear the music, but are unaware
that it sounds like musical chairs. Just when you think you're getting your groove on, the music stops, and comes back on with a different beat.


It makes it quite difficult to keep up with life when it feels like there is so much inconsistency.



Except of course, when a dragonfly tries to slow it way down by hovering right in front of you and you can hear the fluttering of his wings - which is music enough to your ears.



The past few weeks have been busy, incredibly busy.

There was our second annual get together for Focusing on Life in Galveston and all but one were able to make it! I haven't been feeling well for weeks, high pollen counts and trouble breathing. My boy hasn't been able to make it to his scheduled infusions so there was an impromptu appointment to the hospital. There has been bible study and booster club meetings and Friday night lights on the sidelines and editing marathons (although I'm now nearly 3 weeks behind) and one of those was Homecoming. Throw into the mix a lack of sleep and you have a bonafide (and emotional) mess. In fact, I had a meltdown in the infusion room last week...first time ever.

I'm in serious need of a pocket of solitude, and some sleep.

So it's possible that to anyone standing at a distance, not able to hear what I hear . . . I may appear insane. But please know that I've done my best to keep dancing even when I couldn't hear the music.

I'm so hoping that I will be able to get back to this space not only on a regular basis, but filled with the things only stillness can bring.

Have a wonderful day,
Love, Kim

** Oh, and P.S - I have a short read over at Focusing on Life today, as it's my day and I would love for you to join us!

linking with Texture Tuesday, Sweet Shot Tuesday



34 comments:

Andy said...

Kim, what ever music you are hearing it is certainly helping you get some amazing photos. I have a lot of trouble photographing a bird in flight... never mind something as small as an insect.

Tamar SB said...

Kim, these are amazing. I hope you find the peace and calm in your life and all is well!

Donna Hopkins said...

Mother to mother, I wish I could give you a hug and tell you to take a deep breath, be kind to yourself, and let go of some things. Your dragon fly pictures, so peaceful despite the flutter of wings . . . great images. Praying for your son's healing.

ju-north said...

Such beautiful images and heartfelt words

Desirae R said...

Amazing photos!

Barb said...

Your images are beyond amazing, Kim. What fabulous bokeh you achieved by "waving your camera around", it's utterly beautiful. I hope you get the rest you so desperately need.

Viv@within the Frame said...

Your captures are truly breathtaking. Deep breaths my friend this will pass.

abrianna said...

Those first two pictures are so clear-wonderful job.

Remember to "keep calm and carry on". Hold on to the One who holds the future.

Dina Lettre said...

Wow, Kim...you never cease to amaze. Stunning!

Michelle B said...

I always enjoy looking at your photographs. The bokeh behind your dragonfly is absolutely dreamy. I hope things slow down for you soon and you get a chance to rest. Take care of yourself.

Dotti said...

You deserve a break today. Take it. And make it better than McDonald's. Do/get something you really love.

Janet Bocciardi said...

Take care of yourself Kim. Your loved ones need you. I've stepped back from worrying about blogging due to lots of personal stuff and it's made a big difference. Take a look at what you can put aside... and put it aside. It'll be there when you're ready to pick it back up. Or you may find it wasn't necessary after all. Hugs to you and your son.. and rest of the family.

Janet Bocciardi said...

Take care of yourself Kim. Your loved ones need you. I've stepped back from worrying about blogging due to lots of personal stuff and it's made a big difference. Take a look at what you can put aside... and put it aside. It'll be there when you're ready to pick it back up. Or you may find it wasn't necessary after all. Hugs to you and your son.. and rest of the family.

Kim Hall said...

Awesome pictures Kim. You have a gift for sure ! And despite the insanity you ahve going on as I do...We are both still hearing the music which is good. :) <3 and prayers .

Evelyn S. said...

I think it's time for you to step back and concentrate on yourself for awhile! (How long does your son have to have infusion treatments? That has to be stressful and worrisome for you.)

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

Love this post and the quote. Your ability to keep dancing even when you can't hear the music is what I love about you the most.

Kimberly Vensel said...

Beautiful photos, as always! Praying you find some peace and rest today!

girl friday said...

Fancy being able to take a picture of an insect in flight. Amazing.
Sorry to read that you are not having an easy time of it.

Sheila said...

Such amazing captures! Beautiful images. I do hope that life quiets down and that you feel better soon.

Cathy H. said...

Breathtaking images! Sending prayers your way!

you-wee because said...

Cool shots of this 'insect helicopter', Kim!
Regards from Germany, Uwe.

NC Sue said...

Oh wow! Macro photography is challenging enough, but to do it while the subject is flying?!?

You're a magician!

Please share at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2014/10/layers-of-time.html

Carola Bartz said...

Amazing pictures, Kim! Sometimes our life is incredibly busy, and I can understand that you had a meltdown - it can be too much, it's just that simple. I wish you some more stillness to come in your life soon.

June Caedmon said...

You have a gift, dear one. Please give yourself time, to heal, to rest, to breathe.

Sharon said...

Kim, These images are simply amazing. I would guess that your love for the tiny creatures in nature help keep you "sane" through times like you're having. Just said a little prayer for you. To me, the stress of the hospital (again) would try my sanity. Blessings, friend, and thanks for sharing your beautiful photos.

Prairie Jill said...

Beautiful, peaceful images!
Take care.

Marilyn said...

Kim, your images are breathtaking as usual. Wish you could come to Kim and Xanthe's "Gathering" to nuture your soul with like minded people. Take care.

Anki-itte said...

Beautifull pictures

molly said...

These are beautifully shot, I love the bokah effect

Mollyxxx

EarlK said...

Fantastic photos. Keep hearing the dragonfly wings.

Anita Johnson said...

I think I gasped out loud!

Ida said...

Oh my stars how ever did you focus on this dragonfly in flight. It's just amazing. Hoping your world calms down for you.

Eaton Bennett said...

Your photographs and Jewellery are gorgeous. :)

Ross said...

Beautiful shots as always! I understand what you mean by busy! I haven't had time to stop by your site due to ongoing health issues. All the best!

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