Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Ashen Skies

(This entry is for Jumping Off Places. Info here.) The view outside the window had been gray for days. Inside, I was beginning to feel gray, as well. I needed some sunshine! My background included sunshine nearly 300 days a year! But to live here in Seattle now, I didn't know how to handle all these ashen wet days. What was I to do? I knew that I was sliding into a depression feeling like I just had to do something or I would scream! Cleaning projects, cooking and laundry, kids games, television, even craft projects couldn't fill the void. I needed the outdoors! The sunshine! Even a break in the clouds for a few minutes! I'd take it! Sam just doesn't understand, he grew up here. No longer will I call this "Sea" attle but "Gloom" attle! Sun, bright yellow light, where are you? As I gazed out the window, a little bird flitted into the tree, as though to say, "Will you settle for Blue?"

Fine art photograph available from ORphotography on Etsy

5 comments:

Erika said...

Great ending! I love the birds that visit us each year to have their families so I could definitely relate.

art2cee2 said...

You have captured every feeling that I have when it rains for several days. Like how you ended it on an upbeat note. :-)

myminimocs said...

love it!!! really relatable!!!

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Re said...

After growing up on Cape Cod, and then in Florida, always wanting to move that way ...

Thank you for starting Jumping Off Places, what an outlet for reality or imagination.

You drew me in too, and that photo was the perfet addition to your writings.