Shipwrecked Heart

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We stumbled on the broken deck of a ship, cast far up on the sand and rocks. It was broken and smashed and yet still held its shape. Rusted iron hoops clung to the remnants of ropes long since rendered useless, and I swear that I saw the last traces of wet foot prints vanishing from the wood as I watched.

A message of love scratched into the stones, spoke of love broken but not smashed by distance and time. Abandoned and lost among the rocks, it still gleamed red and vibrant. We looked out across the waves, but no one came, and the wind whistled as it always has, across the ocean of time. We were alone among the debris of life, tossed up on some forgotten shore.

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About greenmackenzie

Hi, I'm Seonaid, and I share my home with my husband, my son and a collection of cats and dogs. I am forever snapping shots of things which catch my eye. I love art which is here now and gone tomorrow...like food and nature...but also have a passion for vintage and the ancient past! Nature is my favourite muse, with her wild ever shifting seasons. I have been using and teaching mindfulness and relaxation for over 12 years, and have yet to become any sort of expert :-) I'm a Psychotherapist, and run the Maggies Highlands Cancer Centre, in Inverness, Scotland.
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34 Responses to Shipwrecked Heart

  1. Julie says:

    Just beautiful photos. Ah, I feel as if I am there on the beach with you! Julie

  2. magical. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. dapplegrey says:

    Wonderful, evocative pictures and beautifully written!

  4. Amy says:

    Beautiful post, Seonaid! Wonderful details. Love the colors and perspective of the last one.

  5. londoncab53 says:

    Lovely and poetic, words and pictures! I look forward to your posts, Seonaid. You manage to bring the past and present together with all the different human emotions, no easy feat:)

    • That’s really kind of you to say, and it’s lovely to hear that some one actually looks forward to my posts before they are even written ๐Ÿ™‚
      I hadn’t really thought about how I write, but what you say rings true in terms of how I see the world. Always with a foot in the past.

  6. frizztext says:

    hi Seonaid,
    your version of the heart topic
    has something like a blues song attitude.
    compare my heart version
    if you like:
    http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2013/01/25/weekly-photo-challenge-love/

  7. wisejourney says:

    The heart is a vibrant I think as the day it was painted there.

  8. I love the color, the detail, and the perspective in your photos.

  9. ladyfi says:

    Wow – beautiful shots – both the beach and the rotting planks of wood. And what a message among the debris – the love that lasts and keeps itself strong. Beautiful post.

  10. Liana says:

    treasure…treasuring this

  11. Absolutely splendid! Images and words. Really wonderful!

  12. You’re really getting dangerous with that camera! I especially like the very first image above … the angle works. And … hey … there’s the heart on the rock you posted and I asked about the other day. Beautiful words to accompany both. There’s something about the way you write, the particular combination of carefully chosen words you use, that relaxes me. I always seem to breath a heavy sigh when I’m done reading your stuff. Look … you’ve got influence! What’s next? D

    • Yeah, I also agree with that!!
      Seonaid, you must have several hearts, just like they jump up in your posts.;)
      Great.

      • I love this idea…multiple hearts would be very useful…and I’m definitely drawn to hearts as symbols ๐Ÿ™‚ Keep watching and I’m certain you’ll see more….

    • What a delightful comment. I love the idea of being dangerous with my camera! Hopefully the more I shoot the better I get.
      I’m also delighted to hear that you find my writing relaxing, keep those sighs coming! its amazing to think of the words I sit and compose here in Scotland can have a soothing effect all the way across the Atlantic. The wonders of blogging ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. colonialist says:

    Desolation … or hope?

  14. oxherder says:

    I really enjoyed this.

  15. Mjollnir says:

    Lovely post ๐Ÿ™‚

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