Sunday, 5 July 2015

Looking back

Another Sunday, another picture from Magpie Tales!

















Bathers, 1950 by George Tooker


I sometimes look back.

I look at what I was, what I’ve done and what I haven’t done. Why this, why not that? 

Everything I see as I look over my shoulder is there for eternity, right or wrong, like it or not.  There is no going back, no second chances.

One day I will stand in line stripped of my finery, no longer wrapped in the trappings of self-indulgence. Am I to be judged on what I’ve become, what I might have been or what I was?

Perhaps I will be able to wash away my mistakes.

I wonder what lies beyond the doorway.

I wonder.  

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21 comments:

  1. and what doorway will one choose and perhaps be sorry for that choice. Excellent.

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  2. Personal reflections can be very confronting. A barrel load of questions with few answers in sight.

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    1. Indeed they can Gemma. Thanks for your comment.

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  3. the importance of the glance!

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  4. a wonderful introspective...good thoughts here

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    1. A little bit of soul searching does you good! Thanks Michael.

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  5. Hi Rosey, behind the door I suspect is more of life to be lived and enjoyed with the knowledge you have picked up along the way...

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  6. Touching story of reflection it seems!

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  7. wish someone could wash away his mistakes, but never happens in real life

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  8. "One day I will stand in line stripped of my finery, no longer wrapped in the trappings of self-indulgence" its a truth of everyones life one day this will happen

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    1. That will be one very awkward day! Thanks DEE DEE

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  9. Very thoughtful and introspective. I hope Judgment Day is not like swimming day!

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  10. Maat with her feather , perhaps ...

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  11. Curiously beguiling; so well written.

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  12. Sooner or later we will face our own fallacies I think..

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