A year of stories 33/52

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Atfer you read our story, follow the circle of this insanely talented group of photographers, starting with one of my very favorites, Tess Runion.
He’s growing up.
He’s not just wearing bigger clothes and losing his boyish features.
He’s really growing up.

He didn’t need me to walk him to his classroom this year.
He has opinions and expresses them.
He is becoming his own person.

This is good.  I know this is the right direction.  But I am not ready for it.

It’s complicated.
I want him to become a man.
I want him to be confident in his decisions.
I want him to be independent.
I want him to need me,
but I’m also terrified that I won’t always know the answers.
If my words did glow with the gold of sunshine
And my tunes were played on the harp unstrung,

Would you hear my voice come through the music?
Would you hold it near as it were your own?

It’s a hand-me-down, the thoughts are broken,
Perhaps they’re better left unsung.

I don’t know, don’t really care
Let there be songs to fill the air.


Ripple in still water,
When there is no pebble tossed,
Nor wind to blow.


Reach out your hand if your cup be empty,
If your cup is full may it be again,
Let it be known there is a fountain,
That was not made by the hands of men.


There is a road, no simple highway,
Between the dawn and the dark of night,
And if you go no one may follow,
That path is for your steps alone.


Ripple in still water,
When there is no pebble tossed,
Nor wind to blow.
You, who choose to lead, must follow
But if you fall you fall alone.
If you should stand then who’s to guide you?

If I knew the way I would take you home.


Ripple – lyrics by Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter


August 23, 2016 - 2:21 pm

Julie Mak » A Year of Stories [week 32] - […] When you’re finished, please be sure to go around our Year of Stories circle. The talented Mel Karlberg is up […]

August 23, 2016 - 8:57 pm

Renee - I just love your reflection shots! I really need to try this one day! And watching them grow up is just SO HARD.

August 24, 2016 - 3:25 am

Carey Pace - These was a much more significant feel to your images this week, Mel, that completely coincides with the prose you put with them. Very, very beautiful and thought provoking images this week.

August 24, 2016 - 11:13 am

Cynthia - Such a beautiful sentiment along with images this week Mel.

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