Into the Blue

 How easy it is for us to get stuck in our routines. We thrive on routine, trying to create order in our lives.

I’ll never forget one day in college. I woke in a rush, showered, dressed, ran down four flights of stairs. Then it struck me, as I crossed the threshold into the Great Outdoors-it was all a blur. I had forgotten to put on my glasses.

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10 Responses to “Into the Blue”

  1. Miki Says:

    A beautiful piece, Shelley! I love how the poem and the picture connect and complete each other, and I can hear the beats of your heart between the words…

  2. shelleymhouse Says:

    Oh, thank you Miki! Such a lovely comment.

  3. altereebo Says:

    Nice piece, Shelley. When one balances the asymmetry with other elements such as color/tone variation, it works so well.

  4. noureddine EL HANI Says:

    Bonjour,
    Merci pour les visites et les commentaires. Je peindrai un tableau bleu pour ton doux poème. A bientôt.

  5. shelleymhouse Says:

    I really appreciate your comment on balance, Alter Eebo. Thank you so much!

  6. Susan Says:

    Lovely! I recognize myself so clearly in your writing.

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