Sunday, September 20, 2009


Always observing

There is one constant in life- nothing stays the same. Sometimes change is so subtle it is almost non existent to the casual observer and sometimes it blares like a horn. With the passing of time, physical changes in our bodies become more obvious, but our inner worlds remain vibrant and multi-layered.


Sitting with tea
cooling into death,
clinically aware of passing days
charted through body changes,
life's tracks on skin,
elasticity once supporting
grows tired from other uses -
holding raging emotions
supporting a smile with no inner voice
dropping tears for no obvious reason
linking inner and outer worlds
fueling creative juices
rejuvenating a smoldering love
silently remaking myself
in ways not obvious
to those who critically assess
my outward package.


We are works of art.


Miki Willa said...

Thank you.

layers said...

So true... our bodies change as we age for sure-- our minds change based on experiences--- hopefully growing wiser with age. But our art should always be changing-- in constant flux-- as we push for something more in our work.

Delorse said...

Margaret, those are lovely words to reflect upon, and the picture is wonderful. Is that you!?

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Great photo of a thoughtful The words are beautiful, thank you for sharing...yes, change.

Margaret Ryall said...

I've been away for six days so I just got to read your lovely responses. Yes that is me in grade one -shy and observant.

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

oh Margaret, what a wonderful photo. I love your artwork, just adore it, but my heavens, this photo has completely captivated me.