Tuesday, February 27, 2007

SELF-PORTRAIT: WINGS in black and white

"I want to do the right thing, but often I don't know just what the right thing is. Every day I know I have come short of what I would like to have done. Yet as the years pass and I see the very world itself, with its oceans and mountains and plains, as something unfinished, a peculiar little satisfaction hunts out the corners of my heart. Sunsets and evening shadows find me regretful at tasks undone, but sleep and the dawn and the air of the morning touch me with freshening hopes. Strange things blow in through my window on the wings of the night wind and I don't worry about my destiny."
--Carl Sandburg (1878 - 1967)--



Anonymous acumamakiki said...

This is so beautiful D and I love that your hands are perfectly centered between your wings. This line below is going into my journal, these words are perfection. xo

'...but sleep and the dawn and the air of morning touch me with freshening hopes.'

8:02 AM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

this is so soft and beautiful

you have a way of selecting the right words... the ones that make all the sense

and i love the way your hair is swept to one side

i'll be thinking of you at my pilates class tomorrow ;)

8:20 AM  
Anonymous misty said...

wooooohhh....this is so very beautiful!
...my turn to be wordless....

i really love this...and the carl sandburg quote is perfect!

8:20 AM  
Blogger Deb R said...

Oh wow, SUCH a cool photo! And I love that quote.

9:49 AM  
Blogger melba said...


Your picture and post is pure poetry!

10:15 AM  
Blogger Becoming Amethyst said...

You are indeed a wise soul, Delia ~ and what an angelic pic :D

love x x x x x

11:31 AM  
Blogger Waspgoddess said...

Beautiful shoulder blades.

1:27 PM  
Blogger turquoise cro said...

Ouch! I tried this pose and just couldn't get it! I'll keep trying! Yayyyyyy! Carl and Delia! What a Beauty Full Post!

1:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

amazing photo! print it. frame it. hang it up.

1:40 PM  
Blogger Nessie Noodle said...

ooh! you are so close to that reverse namaste...
love it- trying, working and knowing that one day those hands will come into complete prayer at the back of your heart.
I need to get some photos of me doing yoga...

this is lovely!

1:45 PM  
Blogger amanda kathryn said...

Oh my goodness...this is such a pretty shot. I've never seen anything like it. Great idea.

3:51 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Your hair feathered and your hands llike that are very angelic. Very creative!

5:58 PM  
Blogger Loralee Choate said...

Holy cow! How on earth can you do that???? So beautiful

7:22 PM  
Blogger The Crafty-Girlâ„¢ said...

wonderful conceptual SP...perfect pairing with quote!!!

10:42 PM  
Blogger daisies said...

ooooooh so absolutely lovely, i am speechless at this piece of perfect beauty ...

and thank you for sharing such wonderful words ...

10:54 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

Ok, tried this pose. I can do it but I look more like I have lamb chops than wings.

Think I need to keep up with my yoga?

Beautiful photo.

11:10 PM  
Blogger Intrepidflame said...

It's looks like at one point in our evolution we really did have wings?

12:52 AM  
Blogger angela said...

so gorgeous! the words and beautiful pose .

thanks for stopping by my spot and leaving your words.

8:33 AM  
Anonymous nikki said...

What a beautiful photograph!h

9:16 AM  
Blogger Laini Taylor said...

Great quote!! I'm going to copy that down. And that photo is so cool -- at first it looks like something the body should not be able to do, but then I tried it and I could. Okay, I almost could.

2:55 PM  
Blogger paris parfait said...

Such a creative photo! And the poem is one of my favourites, from high school (we memorized it). Lovely post, Delia. xo

3:48 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

What a stunning picture!

Who took it?

And the words...Love them.


12:43 AM  
Blogger The Whole Self said...

i heart the scapula.

you have a way of capturing the essence.

9:11 AM  
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