happy/sad

"So, this is my life.
And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad
and I'm still trying to figure out how that could be."
Stephen Chbosky

It has been a sad time...
and a happy time....
and I am struggling daily to reason it out....

So...
my projects sit...
in the sun...
beautiful ideas..
and colors... and threads...

they sit and wait....
until things are sorted out...
until the sad and the happy merge once again....
into all happy~

I have a tendency to keep things...
hard things... jarred up...
I am letting a few things tumble out of that jar...
for now... in hopes that prayers will be answered....
August...time for blackberries~
everything is not black and white....
but how wonderful it would be...
if it was all blackberries and cream...............

Comments

Oh, T, I hope everything works out the way you want sooner than later. *Hugs*
Candace said…
I hope the happiness comes together soon. Your images, as always, are beautiful.
Jody said…
if your life could be as beautiful and inspiring as your words and images - then sadness would find no home with you. As always, thank you
Frances said…
Let me join the prior comments in wishing you well. You've written a beautiful post, full of imagery. I am another one who does not easily spell or even spill out lots of information when things are not going so very well.

If things do not quickly start going your way, please do know that you have a big bunch of supporters out here in the ether.

Best wishes. xo
Sherrie said…
Oh my friend...you know you have a hugs and prayers from me! Seriously.

You have such a poetic expression and artistic depth. Your images, as always, stir me. Beautiful work. xoxo

P.S. A stiff upper lip buries the smiles as well as the frowns.
Camilla~ Bloom said…
I have been thinking of you a lot lately,T.
Sending you a big hug across the miles.
kim said…
I hope that things work out for you and for your friend.... and that the happy (joyous) times outweigh the sadness.

That cup of berries is the bomb!
Thinking of you... (((hugs)))

Beautiful pictures!
Amy said…
I am sorry you are sad
me too me too:( too many things have gone wrong this summer. feel better t:) I'm finding your pretty place tonight, I will add it to my bookmarks...sometimes keeping in touch completely on flickr is harder and harder to do lately. xo
I hope the balance returns to you soon, T. I don't know what you're going through, but I understand that ebb and flow. Sending hugs your way.

xo
Lisa
ELK said…
yes i understand .. how you can feel both..your images show it so well t
Erin Wallace said…
I do the same thing. It is difficult for me to let things go. But I wish only happiness for you - you are so loved by so many. Many prayers will be coming your way, I am sure.

xo Erin
... said…
this is so nice, maybe for a while life can stay as nice as the picture with berries in a cup... i like that photo it looks delicious, :)
Beverly said…
I hope all is ok.... that the happiness spills out. thinking of you and wishing you a good weekend.
Jane said…
Sorry to hear you are sad, wish you only happiness. Take care.
Lenoirrr said…
sometimes nothing seems to help... a free and quiet weekend ahead, suddenly passes without having enjoyed it... the long awaited summer, turns out to be 'cold'... you know better days will come but knowing doesn't make you feel better right now...

just a few weeks and you can sit along the seaside, fresh, salty air, the sound of the waves... renew your energy, give thoughts and feelings a place and just be for a while...

love,
xo
if only life was a continuum of the straight line we all desire, but alas the ups and downs are just part of the journey...tinking of you, hoping the straight line appears again soon
Michelle said…
ahhh... such beautiful words and images spilling onto my screen and into my heart...
happy/sad - always side by side, because without one, we could not know the other. But hoping happiness will visit you soon and linger a while - that it will be oh-so-delicious, and comforting - just like blackberries and cream.
I love you x
Oh dear a big hug to you...sounds like a difficult time sweetie!!!

Give yourself loads of love and compassion and support, do something really nice for your self...

Sending you loads of love from my heart to yours....

Kisses/ christina
Pam said…
A difficult, yet still very beautiful post Theresa.
P xx
peaknits said…
Please try to hang in there during this confusing time. Take care.
Hugs to you. I think there's been a fair bit of that going around lately.
beth said…
oh honey....
my thoughts are with you today....

i hope and pray that the happy times return soon....and pour down on you like they fell out of buckets.
Jane said…
Oh Theresa, I do hope things sort out for you. Even in your sadness the pictures are beautiful. Prayers and hugs to you! Know that I'm thinking of you!
sylviesgarden said…
The happiness will return soon. Big hugs. x
Anna said…
Blackberries and cream would indeed be marvelous. I too am living through a period that is managing to be both very happy and very sad at the same time. It's confusing. I hope your sadness passes for you.
Char said…
i hope it all works out for you. how can we know the sweet without the bitter, right? a bit of salt makes the sweetness so much sweeter.
Christina said…
my friend, i am thinking of you.
i will pray too, if that's okay ; )

xo
anmarie said…
just to tell you another person is wishing you well...
I would like to send you a lot of love and hope, Theresa!
This too shall pass.... whatever it is that troubles you. Life rarely is black and white we simply do the best we can. One day things will feel "right" again and your creative energy will flow.
Kylie said…
i hope balance returns, thinking of you.
Stephanie said…
My dear friend. Your heart is so precious. I find it hard to know that you are sad/happy and yet I know it is life and all shall soon be well. Thank you for sharing your heart in all it's stunning beauty.
lucy said…
I hear you and feel what you're feeling in your words and images. There can't be one without the other...and i hope you'll find peace.

miss ya!
melia said…
let it spill, friend.
the ocean calls your name.
speak to her.
let her wash your pain
cauchy09 said…
sorry that things are rough right now, T. i wish you all the best.
I've had some similar feelings lately. I think I'll opt for the blackberries and cream over the black and white. I hope your day today is more on the happy side of happy/sad.
Sarah said…
I am sorry for the sadness and hope that you are soon again more happy than sad
Anonymous said…
thinking of you....hoping happiness is yours.
xo carol
YarnSnob said…
I'm sending you BIG {{{{{{HUGS}}}}} from across the sea. I will be thinking of you both.XOXO
Rachel said…
It's one of those complexities of life isn't it? Happy and sad at the same time. This post and the way you merged images and words is perfect T. I hope that you find peace soon.
heather said…
would it be wonderful? the sadness is sometimes so rich. looking back on it anyways. i admire your bravery in letting some things spill out now. spill it. and let the tears wash it away..
Renee said…
sending you happiness thoughts and {{hugs}}
Linda said…
I am so sorry to hear you are having sad times. Hugs from me and wishes for more happiness. xx
Andi said…
It is always easier said then done to put it all out in the open. I too seem to bottle it up. Listen to Gilda, she was kind of brilliant. :)
"I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle and end.Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next."
Love to you thank you for always helping me "deal" through your wonderfully artistic photos.
Ally Johnston said…
I have total empathy for that space you're in right now. Hoping that sad and happy merge soon for you.
the nest said…
Leave it to you to put into words and images that pending place in between happiness and sadness; what a beautiful post. I wish I could find a place in between to settle in where I don't feel so one or the other, but right there and ok. I wish that for you too.
nicole said…
Thinking of you, and hoping that the dark clouds pass soon, to reveal a bluer sky.

Take good care xoxo
L'Atelier said…
dear T
I hope that the clouds have parted and the sky is blue again!
sending you lots of love, blackberries and cream!
xo
Larissa said…
Beautiful sentiment. Hopefully all those hours of stitching will help sort everything out. Awesome photos!
raining sheep said…
I am just getting back to looking at everyone's blogs...I seriously needed a break....and I read your words and my heart skipped a beat. I hope you are doing well and that things are sorting themselves out. I understand unhappiness; I know sometimes it can lead to better and greater things. There is always that other side but to reach can be daunting. Hugs. Hugs. Good Karma. Your photos continue to give me such delight on Flickr.
Kari said…
Yes, Happy and sad at the same time, Seems the way of life. Thanks for sharing your poetic honesty and your images as always are beautiful.
Gigi said…
Thinking of you, T, and hoping the 2 do merge into something that lets the creativity flow again.

I feel like I rarely experience all happy or all sad. All I know is that when I visit your beautiful blog and see your words and photos, I am amazed by your many gifts and the ways in which you use them. xoxo Gigi
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