Sunday, August 22, 2010

Weekend Reflections and Sunday 160 - Prick of Life


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Raindrop jewel glistens & beckons. 
Reach out in eagerness, 
excitement expressed in the trembling of fingers. 
Skin pricked, membrane broken, 

blood and water mix.



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See what you can write in 160 characters or less, spaces included.








36 comments:

  1. Strangely beautiful and very well done :)

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  2. Such a beautiful description of a really ouchy experience. Maybe I should ask you to write one about the time I put my hand out to touch this beautiful rose and some freaky, alien-looking spider the color of one of the leaves bit the living hell out of me! True story.

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  3. Love this description of the surprises we get when we're consumed with the beauty.

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  4. The surprise--and the pain--can be worth it. Beauty is worth the risk.

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  5. Normally I'd be charmed with the lyrical quality of this, even if it's a little dark, but right now I'm badly mosquito bitten and all I can think is "SLAP! Ewww." It's the blood thing.

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  6. Thorns amid the beauty....nicely expressed.

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  7. How very Ironic Vanessa Kilmer...
    Because you are a Rose Among The Thorns!!
    Loved your 160.....G

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  8. Uh ouch! Yep, I've done it too. Very nice.

    http://harrischanningauthor.blogspot.com/2010/08/sunday-160_22.html

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  9. I've done the same thing, but the results of your pain are a whole lot better than mine!! Have a great day, Nessa!

    Sylvia

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  10. Ouch! Nice 160. I'm picturing a weeping woman who has a hidden but obvious "do not touch" aura about her.

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  11. Very thought provoking Nessa.

    I also totally agree with your Twitter comment - that if potatoes are healthy then what is wrong with being a couch potato? That's what I'm going to be today!

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  12. Could this be considered suffering for art? If so, it was worth it for this lovely 160.

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  13. The times I've reached out to a rose and snagged my finger on a thorn.

    Beautiful writing..... caught it well.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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  14. Very creative shot! I hope it didn't hurt too bad. :)

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  15. I think "Old Glory" is a wonderfully reflective photo of a flag floating from a foot bridge over the Delaware river. James of Newtown Area Photo took it.

    "Prick of Life" is entry #95 on his meme.

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  16. Ouch. I feel the pain. Great Sunday 160. Thanks so much for playing.

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  17. I love the imagery. Beautiful!

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  18. ah you get even poetic when you prick your skin…that's devotion…piercy 160

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  19. an interesting perspective in the pic...had to look at it a bit...my finger is in my mouth now sucking away the pain.. nice 160!

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  20. Hi Nessa ~~ I hear that 'Blood, Sweat, Tears, and Raindrops' are singing your song. :)
    ..

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  21. Well, it's the price you must pay for beauty. Picking roses is hard!

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  23. LOL - my language is usually much bluer when I have this experience, not lyrical like yours.

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  24. Ow. Fingertips so sensitive, with good reason.

    Very nice life moment. Well, I mean your writing's very nice. Not getting an owie.

    xo

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  25. Coming to bloom
    like the red rose tattoo
    engraved into Venus
    by the arrow of Eros
    Your love is the thorn
    that pricks me gently

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  26. Great shot!
    I remember my pain when I was pricked trimming my roses last week.

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  27. Rain rain everywhere! It's raining raindrops on blogs too (mine included)!! :)

    But no pricking of fingers for me.. But I know that feeling.. a splinter or thorn accident, paper nicks.. Yeow!

    The fusion of wow and ouch is very beautifully expressed in this piece.. And then, what's blood..what's water.. nothing but another liquid..

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  28. beautifully well written 160..cheers Pete

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  29. life hurts...
    beautiful photo, too

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  30. Life is like that! So beautifully told with a picture.

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  31. Insightful and wonderful 160. The words and photo go so well together. I love to see the beautiful raindrops.

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