Sunday, February 18, 2007

Yellow Gerbera

She's just a little off center.

I'm just a little off center. Always have been, listing just right of where a ship should be. Or maybe it's left.

Actually, I've never stopped to pay much attention. It's hard for me. I can't quite figure out where the line is. Just when I find it, a butterfly catches me, and that line in a new direction. Like a rope, it twists and turns. Like a wanderer, I follow it 'round and 'round, over, under, and through the things that I have to do.

I don't really like standing up straight. I like leaning. I like stretching, dancing, figuring out where my brain might take when I'm not really thinking.

What I could be a big yellow flower against a blue, lavendar sky?

I have the space I need to feel every part of me. I'd have the sky to keep me company. I'd know the feeling of being without thinking. What a lovely idea that was.

It was only a little off center. Not enough to worry about.
--me strauss Letting me be




4 comments:

dsnake1 said...

i guess we are all a little off center. that makes life more interesting, doesn't it? :)

very lovely picture there.

ME Strauss said...

Hi Dsnake,
I'm beginning to value the view of the world that see by being off center. People are being to see how it helps them solve problems and take a fresh look at what they're doing and offering their customers.

Ankakay said...

Hi Liz!

Recent fan of yours; I love reading your anecdotes and thoughts, and congratulations on your fantastic website portfolio! :)

I hear you loud and clear on "wandering...". Sometimes I wish for some kind of compass, but then I figure, "Go with the flow!", and then finally, "Well... SOME of the flow, anyway...!" Heheh.

I look forward to reading more as I have only just discovered this specific site of yours :D

Also, kudos on your photograph selection :D It's a favourite of mine, from one of my favourite photographers of late! ( Philippe Ramaker) I just marvel at his view through the lens. I'm so humbled when someone shares their artistry (sometimes this can merely be themselves! :) )with the world :P

Peace, and keep on keepin' on!

~Ank

ME Strauss said...

Hi Ank,
This blog is my baby. I've been neglecting her lately. I get so much from writing here and choosing the photos. Here is where I play with the lanaguage and where I go outside to play. :)