Friday, March 9

a cracked window for the heart

 last week with a heavy heart  i drove from one country to another i tried to concentrate on the music and the kids laughter that was coming from the back seat but nothing could stop my heart from aching. so  i drove on, then i saw the driveway that for  many years i had passed by, when i did i would say one day  i will stop and take photographs. well as i came close to it i knew that i had to take this moment. as i did snow started to fall, big beautiful gentle, kind flakes, i could feel the heaviness begin to disappear and realized that this was the window being opened and my heart began to breathe. this has been the way i work through things for as long as i can remember.

* i have combined the photographs with some taken on long walks this week through the forest.

25 comments:

Brigi said...

I am so glad you stopped! These pictures made me smile. The red coat was such a pop in the pics :)

Deb said...

Hauntingly beautiful, a lyrical ode to the winter day. Yes, at times my heart feels it will burst. I acknowledge my pain and then busy my mind and hands. It is then I can calm the inter storm.

Carey Brown Strombotne said...

this is a scene that could lift anybody's spirits. thanks for lifting mine, too!

Brigi said...

sorry on a second note, orange coat... still gorgeous

imidurski said...

Just beautiful-this made my day! Such exquisite photographs

Sweet Life Farm said...

Poetic. You have such a lovely window to the world, Nadia. I get swept up in your view. I love the exuberance of youth captured here, balanced with the grounding of nature. The blissfulness of unfettered days…it was once us. Now, our hearts are so full, they at times overflow with the grief and joys of the years. We couldn’t have known back then, and I am glad we didn’t.

liz woodbury said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos in the snow. So lovely!

joanne said...

They are just perfect, beautiful images!

Josephine said...

That's exactly the way I feel sometimes, Nadia. Yet another reason why we are friends.

Jen said...

I feel my comments can never to justice to your beautiful posts. I just want you to know how much I enjoy them.

j said...

snowflakes and laughter and seizing the moment
your heart can still sing

Imagine you will fly... said...

... hearts are heavy these days ...
thank you for these wonderful images ...
they'll help me to fly ...

Patrice A. said...

had to think of Little Red Riding Hood
when I saw these beautiful images
good you stopped
and that your heart opened
I think I understand your pain
I think I do

happy weekend
with greetings
from the Netherlands

Annton Beate Schmidt said...

to follow instant inspirations can lead to this. for me, it had always been the best to do and has given me wings to go on. the red coat alone makes me want to fly.

Laura said...

I am glad you found joy in this magic moment. Amazing setting and the red coat...perfect!

corine @ Hidden in France said...

Wonderful pictures, Nadia. I am sorry about your heavy heart. xoxo

Imagine you will fly... said...

... me again ... i wanted to say: these pictures remind me one of my favourite french painters Andre Brasilier ... i'm sure he would love your pictures too ... the red coat ... the colours ... the sobriety of the snowy alley with those trees ... there is music in there ... somehow ... the music of unfinished dreams ... maybe ...

Sarah said...

Good Evening,
I found your blog this afternoon and have read every post from the very beginning. Your words take my breath away and your photos alone are an inspiration. I had to reread many of your posts ... it was if you were reading my own mind and saying the things I would like to say myself.

I can hardly wait for your next post! :)

Sarah

Lucia said...

Happiness sometimes appears in such simple things...

onesilentwinter said...

i have just cone back from montreal, the weather on the hill is beautiful. i read these comments and i feel very lucky to have you guys in my life.

Joetta M. said...

lovely

Lynda Naranjo said...

Such beautiful photos! I love her red coat ... so vibrant against the snow.

Roberta said...

one more thing that nature does for us, humans beings... calm down our hearts and minds.

Olga Inoue said...

such a beatiful photos here.

Marie said...

Snow is far in France but what a pleasure to remember with your'e beautiful pictures!