Weekly Photo Challenge: Time

This week Lignum Draco ask us to ‘think about time and portray it photographically.

This is a tricky one and it’s been on my mind all day. This evening, opening one of my drawers I saw this photo…

Todler Me Edited, (1 of 1) February 2016

It’s me as a toddler!

Taking a close look, I seem sad and that made me sad. What could possibly had gone through my mind at that tender age? Did I get an inkling of what lied ahead?

If I could go back in time what would I say to my child self to prepare her for her life’s journey?

‘Life is going to challenge you, learn to take it in your stride but don’t take things personally’

‘Your surrounding family will go far, far away but you’ll learn to adapt.’

‘Your Dad will go to a foreign land without his family for five years but you’ll get to see him again.’

‘You will leave all that you know and go to a cold place where you don’t know anyone or the language spoken. It will seem like you’ve gone deaf and dumb overnight but you’re strong and you’ll conquer it.’

‘You’ll make an error of judgement with your first husband and raise your daughters almost alone but their love will keep you going.’

‘Roles will be reversed with your parents at a young age and you’ll become their parent. It won’t be easy, but you’ll get there.’

‘You’ll get time to look after you, later in life and you’ll find your prince charming!’

‘But hang in there, little one, be strong, because at the end of all that, you’re going to walk in sunshine! Your daughters love will multiply. Your grandchildren’s love will make your heart swell so big, you’ll think it’s going to burst.’

‘Smile, sweetheart. Life IS good!’

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My passion has been for many, many years landscape photography so when the chance came up to retire early, in order to travel, I took it! It made sense then to marry the two (travel and photography) and create this blog. I hope you enjoy it :)
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15 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Time

  1. I think we would all look at a little sad if we had any idea how the journey of life would actually play out. Beautiful post with a wonderful happily ever after ending. Great submission. 🙂

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  3. First, let me say your face is sweet and precious along with the curly hair.
    Second, this is an insightful entry for the challenge. Thank you for going in
    that direction. It’s unique. I enjoyed all of the things that you write about that
    brought you to where you are today. Thank you for sharing them with us.
    Isadora 😎


  4. v4vikey says:

    Nice picture 🙂


  5. Debbie H says:

    A lovely post, a great take on the theme this week. Great sentiments!


  6. RuthsArc says:

    A lovely post. I think it is good that we don’t know where our live journey will take us. You have uplifting comments here. Thank you for sharing this.

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  7. You’re welcome Ruth. I’m in two minds at to whether I would have liked to know what lied ahead. I think some times forewarned is forearmed. As it turned out, life’s good! 🙂


  8. Jane Lurie says:

    Aw, so lovely and sweet. Life takes its turns and that little girl knew she could handle whatever was put in front of her! 🙂

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  9. Thank you Jane, although at times, I barely held in there. Just a memory now of another lifetime – or so it seems 🙂


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