Stunning Irish photographer Meticulous Mick and I have come together to provide this little number for you.
I first heard of his collaborative spirit when my lovely blogger pal Sheila Hurst teamed up with MM to create Pavement and Paint.
It’s not hard to be inspired by his ridiculously beautiful photos, so he sent me a couple of photos to work with. While they were both absolutely breathtaking, I found “Faded Colour” irresistible.
I thought of this boat as a breathing person, a woman neither young nor old, with doubts and desires. My mind went into a frenzy and I scribbled for a few minutes to create this random something.
I’m not a poet, so call it what you like.
Be sure to get your butt over to Meticulous Mick’s collaborations page if you want to team up.
WHEN I AM ME, I AM FREE
I could be smooth and new like them
Gliding along the sea in some infinite breeze
Without feelings, without pain
Like porcelain dolls never fazed by the rain
But, I am me
Weathered, chipped, and a little faded
I’m not expensive or high-maintenance
I’m a bargain with my colorful simplicity
Because I have traveled
Across the vastness of life
I remain lovely and bright
Sailing through the dark and the light
My generosity has carried so many souls
And they have guided me in the right direction
I have known life in all of its exquisite ways
Beneath me in the water, above me in the sky, inside of my earthly body
All of it made me real and alive
They made me beautiful
These journeys across the endless sea
When I am me, I am free