Writing Workshop/Gallery: Joy
Welcome back to this week’s special Gallery/Writing Workshop. This week we challenged you to combine words AND pictures to create something different. Something unique. Just one prompt: Emotions.
Don’t forget to link up your post below and/or over at Sticky Fingers, so as many people as possible have a chance to read your post.
A couple of months ago I wrote a Gallery post about pride. It was about feeling stuck, paralysed. It was a very grey picture – I was in a very grey place.
Today I am re-writing the words of that post, for a new me.
Life is hard just now, very hard. But in between the things that make me sad there are increasingly bright flashes of a deep joy that take my breath.
Things are changing. I am changing. And I love the way it is making me feel. I love the colours it is opening up to me.
I am not being held back now, not ever again. It is joy and it freedom and just a touch of fear that feels a little like taking a running jump off a cliff, and just keeping going. The pure belief in it making you fly.
These are my emotions right now.
And it feels pretty good.
She opened up her hands
and there sat joy,
daubed onto every line and crease.
Like sunshine rich
it drenched the pores,
feeding potential underneath.
Hands that DO write
in free uncensored streams
and paint many a masterpiece
no stroke begrudged,
and no need to wash them clean.
YES, she says, and spreads-out wide her joy to show:
rainbow skin, with widest grin
as finally she lets go.
Now it’s your turn. As always try and visit as many as you can, to offer words of support, or encouragement, or just to say hello. Let’s make something special happen today.