Sunday, April 6, 2014

Just Another Particle

Caught in a shaft
of unexpected sunlight,
I find myself
suspended
utterly immersed in beauty
and dancing as a dust mote--
small and insignificant,
held fast
by a warm and infinite
indifference.

Inspired by Mag 214

13 comments:

Belva Rae Staples said...

We are all small and insignificant in the grand scheme of things. Great piece!

Helena said...

There really is something fascinating about dust particles. Nice piece.

Bekkie Sanchez said...

This is really a beautiful write Lettie and I love your sites new look! You know I almost had a write like this but I choose the heavy handed finale. This week will be interesting because of the shaft of sunlight! Lol!

Andrea Dawn said...

"immersed in beauty and dancing as a dust mote" . . . I know this feeling! Now there are words to describe it. Thank you, Lettie.

Charleen said...

You've perfectly described the photo. Nice work!

M. A. S. said...

I like becoming a dust mote and the indifference there.

C.C. said...

"held fast by a warm and infinite indifference" is such an interesting line....you have used "indifference" in a way that it is not normally used and the unexpected effect it has elicits a sense of vast beauty.

Eva Trillian said...

You make art with words - this time to perfectly match an amazing photo!
I also like the bright new look of your blog!
Wishing you a wonderful week :)

Jinksy said...

Indifference? That word comes a little like a slap in the face, there at the end...

Letitia Minnick said...

Thank you all! (I'm glad you like the new look, Eva.) I must admit my inspiration not only stemmed from Mag's prompt but also from a commentary by Graham Joyce speaking of his battle with aggressive lymphoma cancer. "There is a shocking and beautiful indifference at large in the universe, and I just have to work with it." If you are unfamiliar with this author, I invite you to sit with him for a while (http://www.grahamjoyce.co.uk/). May you all have a beautiful week... :) Thanks for taking the time to visit and to comment.

Kutamun said...

Like Carl Sagan , i feel indifferently insignificant !
Thanks

Tess Kincaid said...

Powerful little piece...the title really ties it all together...nice...

Narrator said...

"warm and intimate indifference" I really like that. Nicely written