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:

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

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

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  3. 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!

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

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  5. You've perfectly described the photo. Nice work!

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  6. I like becoming a dust mote and the indifference there.

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  7. "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.

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  8. 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 :)

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

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  10. 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.

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  11. Like Carl Sagan , i feel indifferently insignificant !
    Thanks

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

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

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