Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Purple Lady

I feel purple like the lady in the graffiti art on a train that I photographed.  I call it a moving art show and try to photograph as many cars as possible.  Once in a while I'm lucky enough to grab a shot when the cars are still, but usually I have to hope for some luck as I point and shoot while the train speeds by.  Anyhow...I'm in a purple mood, feeling black and blue bruised by life and the frustrations it sends at times.

I can't define it, I can't understand's a sun shiney day with blue skies and wisps of white clouds.  It's spring!  It's robin's chirping as they cock their heads listening.  Like the robin, I'm listening too, but I'm not hearing the sounds I long for or want to hear.  So I listen to sappy music, write, and try to keep reminding myself that I am awash in blessings. 

It's good I'm alone this afternoon... I think I could be a real bitch right now.  Maybe I need these purple times to cleanse my soul, my spirit, my heart of lingering fragments of unexplored hours and days. 

If I had a glass of wine, I'd raise it in a salute to purple ladies, unknown graffiti artists, and brighter days to come.       


Marion Williams-Bennett said...

The purple lady is speaking to me today, thank you for helping to put a visual to my mood!

When I get the flu in the spring or summer, it feels wrong - better to have the flu in the winter, my thinking goes, when I can wrap myself up in a blanket and just be inside and be still.

It's the same thing with this mood - it feels wrong to be in such a mood when the flowers are blooming and the grass is now green!

I say let's just be with it, let's just sit with it. And it won't be long before we can see all the good again.

Thanks for this post!

Kiki said...

Wonderful read..cheers!
And here's to a sparkly day ahead for you!

Teresa O said...

Marion...thank you for stopping by on a purple haze day. It feels good to know that I am not alone. Thank you for the wonderful advice, I'll just sit with it until the fog passes.

Kiki...even on purple day you can turn it into lovely lavender.

She Writes said...

Cheers, Cheers to you!

bekkah said...

I feel the same way every. single. autumn. It comes without fail. I find that it's best if I just ride it out...and I agree, I do think it has a type of cleansing effect on my soul.

But BEWARE, if I'm listening to REM's Nightswimming on a chilly October evening...the 'bitch' is simmering under the surface ;)

Hoping the birds begin to chirp loud and clear for you soon!!