Hope & Healing Through Photography and Poetic Expression

Light Sedation

Blurred vision of fire
Melting my center with its breath
Sedating the pain away

~ Robyn Lee

28 responses

  1. Another incredible word/photograph match – you are good!

    May 23, 2012 at 12:15 AM

  2. Thanks so much Julie! I felt very connected to this one ;). So glad you liked it so much too!

    May 23, 2012 at 12:19 AM

  3. The fire has some special magic for us. Our ancestors enjoyed with fire. Still in our genetic fire primitive perhaps, but magic.

    May 23, 2012 at 12:25 AM

    • I do feel that way about fire Carlos. Very spiritual and yes, magic. I suppose there is good reason that candles are lit for so many religious ceremonies. Thank you for your wonderful comments! Adios mi amigo!

      May 23, 2012 at 12:31 AM

  4. Fire’s also spirit, a symbol and actual entity in some beliefs for spirit to renew, rejoice, feel blessed, and be lit with grace and wonder, a comfort and light for what’s not obvious but necessary

    May 23, 2012 at 12:50 AM

  5. It’s no wonder I look to fire for comfort Dean. Thank you for your insightful comment tonight.

    May 23, 2012 at 1:04 AM

  6. victoriaaphotography

    Beautiful image and words (as always).

    May 23, 2012 at 1:18 AM

    • Thanks Victoria! Another great tool for me… Love candles. Hope you are doing ok… And thanks so much for your comment!

      May 23, 2012 at 7:07 AM

  7. I can feel the stress melting away like wax within that flame…such a photo of peace…love it Robyn

    May 23, 2012 at 6:28 AM

    • Thanks David. It’s another ‘natural sedation tool’ for me. The candle is beeswax so no synthetics here:). Glad you enjoyed the post:)

      May 23, 2012 at 7:05 AM

  8. There IS something calming and relaxing about candles that I just love. I can see where it would be helpful to stare at it to help with pain. It kind of reminds me of women in labor using a favorite object to concentrate on when a labor pain hits. Very pretty picture Robyn…and I really like the verse you wrote to go with it. xox

    May 23, 2012 at 9:08 AM

    • Thanks so much dear Jeannie! Yes – getting lost in the glowing flame of a candle is a great way to become “sedated” without meds! The one in the photo is made of pure beeswax, and I have come to appreciate this type as a form of connection to the natural world in a small way too:) I am glad you enjoyed the image along with the short verse above it. This one held some emotion for me when I created it ;). Sending good thoughts your way today!!

      May 23, 2012 at 9:40 AM

  9. ~Lady Day

    Love this Robyn, I can smell the beeswax, is there a more peaceful thing? Just lovely. ~R

    May 23, 2012 at 10:12 AM

    • So appreciate R (Lady Day ~ RL right?) The beeswax actually has little smell – but there is something very raw and beautiful about the way it burns… and it lasts for eternity it seems … very slow burning. As you say extremely peaceful 🙂 I am sooo glad you enjoyed this. RL

      May 23, 2012 at 12:14 PM

      • ~Lady Day

        hmmm, we used to buy fresh beesax candles at the farmers market, they were so fresh the beeswax smelled quite strongly…so for me, lol, I can smell the beeswax. And yes ~R, ~RL, ~Lady Day…all the same…lol long story

        May 23, 2012 at 12:18 PM

      • Well now RL (Lady Day) you have got me curious…I may have to burn my candle by day today – just to smell for a scent 😉 Perhaps there are different varieties? I need to get some more as I’ve decided that I no longer want to burn synthetics … will do some research. One day we will have a virtual cup of tea and you will tell me about your new identity ~ yes? Sending good thoughts your way today!!!

        May 23, 2012 at 12:22 PM

      • ~Lady Day

        lol…not a new identity, just a name gifted to me, and since I do not like my own, I claimed it. Virtual tea…almost as good as the real thing. Hope you are well as can be this day Robyn

        May 23, 2012 at 12:26 PM

      • Thanks you so much! A name gifted…how lovely. I like it~ 😉

        May 23, 2012 at 12:29 PM

  10. Gorgeous…

    May 23, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    • Thanks so much Angela….I’m so happy you liked this post!

      May 23, 2012 at 12:16 PM

  11. Nice…….maybe I should light 2 candles.

    May 23, 2012 at 3:44 PM

    • Gosh I was thinking very similar thoughts Jeb! Will try it tonight and tell you if the sedation is more than “light” and too much 🙂 Thanks for visiting as always ~ RL

      May 23, 2012 at 6:07 PM

  12. Very calming. There is something enticing and freeing when we experience the ‘magic’ of candle-light–and you share it so eloquently. I also experience the flame as having a spiritual meaning—it provides transformation and healing through its very nature. May the healing light that you enjoy, continue to bring you the peace you search for. Blessings, Erin

    May 23, 2012 at 9:02 PM

    • Thanks so much for that Erin. I so appreciate. Yes – I am getting very attached to my candles ~ agree that there is a spiritual power there, and very attracted to the flame. Gratitude for your healing wishes my way… Much Love ~

      May 24, 2012 at 12:02 AM

  13. i agree with Erin, candle light is magical …
    the flame dances in mysterious and amazing ways,
    wonderful capture and words …:)

    May 23, 2012 at 9:47 PM

    • Thanks so much Jim – yes, have one burning here with me now. Think this will need to be a consistent ritual now am candle and pm candle.. I do sense their magic! Appreciate your comment as always!

      May 23, 2012 at 9:55 PM

  14. I can feel it too….very peaceful vibes from your words and photo…..

    June 11, 2012 at 2:39 PM

    • That is wonderful to hear Celeste… thank you so much for sharing — so appreciate!!! & glad you enjoyed! RL

      June 11, 2012 at 4:54 PM

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