I went out and took photos following the WordPress instructions in the Weekly photo challenge – Focus (well at least how I interpreted them anyway.) The results are interesting but somehow they did not come out anything like the examples I looked on the blogs of more technically capable photographers.
Personally I rather like the shots I took where everything disappears in a white haze. They are the visual equivalent of how I feel much of the time these days.
Sometimes these days it feels to me that I am losing my grip on reality and am about to disappear into an alternate dimension where all is not as it first appears. A blaze of white light both illuminates and obscures the path ahead of me. I am freer and less attached to outer appearances than I have ever been but just where I am going becomes increasingly unclear.
I carry, as a guiding principle, the words of the poem Fluent by John O’Donohue
I would like to live
Like a river flows
Carried by the surprise
of its own unfolding.