The closer I get
The more a masterpiece you appear
Looking back at them
How replete with memories are your years
At a cursory glance, you seem chiseled in stone, of rock quarried from ancient ruins. Your body weathered, as a once stately elm now tattered from the storms.
To get to know you seems pointless; the path to your heart long trodden, too hardened to trespass. Your aged years seem to have finalized the need for further discourse.
All too quickly, then, I summarize and dismiss you. My conclusions cause me to walk away, seeking friendship with a more vibrant sort.
It is only by drawing nearer that I see more.
There are subtle colors forged into your withered front. There is a fluidity of joy beneath the frozen surface of your countenance. There is a fire of enthusiasm smoldering silently within.
A lifetime of memories lie etched in every wrinkled line, wanting to break free from their dormant cocoon. Waiting for someone to draw them out. Longing for someone to listen and understand.
“Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.“
Words and photos by Sue Nash © 2014
Love it!! Thanks…
😊 thank you Jane
Beautiful words! Beautiful photos!
Thank you very much! Blessings on your day.
Thank you! So beautifully put and so true!
Thanks so much for the feedback. Blessings for all you do, too!
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I see this every Wednesday as I have the chance to sing at a local nursing home.
Beautiful! And so true. The elderly have a wealth of knowledge and experiences to glean from.
Amen. Thanks Rene
This is a beautiful reminder. Thank you!
Thank you, Patty.☺️
Beautiful pictures and inspiring words for sure. Thank you for stopping by – so glad you did. I look forward to experiencing Gods creation with you in your pictures.
Thank you Patty. I look forward to your posts and photos, as well! Blessings
I don’t know how I missed this one. I always try to catch your posts. Lately I don’t get much time to read but you are a favorite, your words are saturated with the love of God. That is my kind of reading.
Thank you for the kind feedback. Blessings, always.