Hope & Healing Through Photography and Poetic Expression

Up In The Air

Upon Silver Wings
Ambiguous Blue Brilliance
Through Windows of Hope

©Robyn Lee

56 responses

  1. Wonderful … So simple ans so moving … I always wondered why blue is linked to being sad … It alawys felt the color of hope and smiles for me … Just starting my day and saw this … So fresh .. Thank u

    November 11, 2012 at 1:36 AM

    • Thank you dear Tarek. Well, you inspired me to do a little bit of research on this topic of “Blue”. It is interesting to know that in many diverse cultures blue is significant in religious beliefs, and believed to bring peace and comfort.

      Yet the color’s association with sadness, or melancholy seems to have originated in the 1500s “…an abbreviation of ‘blue devils’ hallucinations, like pink elephants, popularly believe to accompany delirium tremens. Since this time ~ we have ‘blues music’ (sad) and Picasso’s “Blue Period” ~ and of course our slang phrase — ‘feeling blue’ ….

      Nevertheless ~ let us keep the spirit of blue as a soother and a healer. I see it that way as well. Actually chose a lovely shade of blue for the paint on my bedroom walls, and can attest ~ it’s a color of peace and love for me.

      Appreciate the spark you offered for my more in depth seeking on the topic,
      and so thrilled this was a “lift” for you as you began your day
      ~ hope it was a good one!
      Sending Love ~ R

      November 11, 2012 at 11:21 AM

  2. Yaz

    Lovely words, Robyn. How did your doctor’s appointment go? How are you feeling? Where are you in your journey with poor health? I think of you a lot, and always wonder about how well you are doing.

    November 11, 2012 at 1:59 AM

    • Thank you Yaz ~ appreciate that!! It was a little bit disorienting… have not travelled in years ~ in some ways a lovely adventure. My daughter attends college in Boston where I was so was special to see her… still many puzzles to be solved on the medical front ~ but the surgeon I saw was a wonderful soul ~ so I am grateful for his keen interest in my complex case… Much Love dear one ~ R

      November 11, 2012 at 11:23 AM

  3. Stunning!

    November 11, 2012 at 2:32 AM

    • Thank you dearest Julie ~ sending you huge hugs ~ hoping you are ok … xo R

      November 11, 2012 at 11:24 AM

  4. Robyn, that was a fabulous haiku..ends with a hopeful thought..Hope you are considerably better now..

    November 11, 2012 at 2:33 AM

    • Thank you so much nightlake ~ thrilled you enjoyed… yes keeping hope even in the midst of ambiguity…Sending Love your way ~ R

      November 11, 2012 at 11:24 AM

  5. Blue, blue, Lectric blue, or something like that David Bowie. I hope you are well.

    November 11, 2012 at 2:37 AM

    • Oh Benjamin ~ now must go find the Bowie song ~ yes — blue has some serious power doesn’t it ~ Sending Love and Light ~ and healing hues of BLUE ~ to you !! Robyn

      November 11, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    • Here we go ~ David Bowie Sound and Vision
      twas 1977! ~ I was 13! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IJsAuUgSgc Thanks Benjamin! 🙂

      November 11, 2012 at 11:40 AM

  6. I am so glad to see a post from you… how did things go.?? Love the photo from the plane and of cause the words that go with it… but your health, all ok????

    November 11, 2012 at 3:04 AM

    • Thank you my dearest bulldog ~ 🙂 Happy to be home – was a hectic journey. I’m ok ~ but somewhat confused. More disparity among surgeon’s opinions on what my next step should be. This doctor was certainly a special kind soul ~ and took a ‘protective’ approach… I use the analogy like a “Fairy-God Father” type stance. He is older, and perhaps wise… but had hoped for more definitive direction… Still processing ~ will keep the hope ~ Sending lots of love to you and yours ~ Robyn

      November 11, 2012 at 11:31 AM

  7. That’s a gorgeous photograph. I can visualize where you were sitting to get this shot and what an amazing sky! How appropriate for the name of the airplane, lol. Nice choreography with blue as your focal point. But your words Robyn, such significance, such wistful longing. A meaning with great depth my dear friend! Much love to you ~ Penny, xox

    November 11, 2012 at 4:07 AM

    • Thank you Penny, my dear friend. It was actually a gorgeous view for me … very grateful. I love the feeling of being airborne!! The words — not sure where they came from … guess just had to ask my heart how I felt on that plane… and so easily the words appeared… confused but hopeful ~ looking through the blue;) Very pleased you could feel this too…. Much Love and appreciation always ~ Robyn

      November 11, 2012 at 11:33 AM

      • Everything going okay dear friend? Just checking in! Much love to you, Penny xox

        November 16, 2012 at 4:25 AM

      • Thanks dearest Penny ~ yes hanging in…just a bit consumed this week as neurologist is weaning me on to a new med targeted at altering a specific neurotransmitter receptor. Seems in addition to the mechanical, I have some CNS damage ~ adding another layer of pain. Would be great if this could turn the volume down at least…and can just focus on the mechanics. So appreciate your constant support ~ and love!!xxxoo Hugs to you and C!

        November 16, 2012 at 12:45 PM

      • I am most hopeful the med. has some positive results Robyn. Turning down the volume – yes that would be such an excellent thing, I am hopeful it will do so, will send positive energy your way today along with heartfelt thoughts. You are never far from my thoughts, most especially your “well being” dearest one. Much love to you also, Penny xxoxx, will pass on to Christina!

        November 16, 2012 at 12:52 PM

  8. G

    …windows of HOPE…even up in the sky… wow!

    November 11, 2012 at 4:16 AM

    • Thank you so much G ~ very happy you enjoyed 🙂 RL

      November 11, 2012 at 11:21 PM

  9. Terrific photograph! oh the gorgeous sky does shift our perspective is such a beautiful way, almost magical! You have captured it perfectly…thanks for bringing me UP with you! Love to and with you as ever, Linda

    November 11, 2012 at 6:02 AM

    • Thank you dear Linda !! Very happy to lift you … yes the sky is beautiful isn’t it ~ Much Love all ways ~ Robyn

      November 11, 2012 at 11:22 PM

  10. victoriaaphotography

    Wonderful Haiku, Robyn.
    Hope your consultation with the specialist went ok and he had some positive options to offer – have been thinking of you for days and sending healing thoughts across the miles. Hope the journey wasn’t too uncomfortable either – can’t imagine you sitting in a plane (or car) for too long.

    November 11, 2012 at 6:40 AM

    • Thank you so much Victoria ! Can feel the healing thoughts my way — and sooo appreciate. Consult was interesting but also a source of confusion and concern as for next steps. Will take pause and process ~ and hope that solutions are on the horizon. yes ~ 1st time flying in years … luckily it less than 1 hour flight… and on the way there I had a row to myself which was blessing ~ Much Love ~ R

      November 11, 2012 at 11:25 PM

  11. drsuraiyanasim

    Lovely haiku…..
    Loved the pic of the wing too.

    November 11, 2012 at 7:19 AM

    • Thank you so much dearest Suri ~I am so happy you enjoyed these heartfelt words ~ and photo … yes the ‘wing’ … something very freeing about the concept of being airborne … like a butterfly ~ 🙂 Much Love ~ R

      November 11, 2012 at 11:27 PM

  12. Chris

    Aaahh (nice sigh) through windows of hope, I love this line Robyn and the photo leaves me wanting to just, well, fly. great Haiku. I hope you are bearing up okay today, thinking of you and your struggles.x

    November 11, 2012 at 7:58 AM

    • Thanks so much Chris~ yes I actually enjoyed being above the clouds ~ despite the fact that it was a medical trip and I was needing to stay in seatbelt for an hour. Just something symbolic about the power of flight… Hanging in and processing this last appointment. Hoping for solutions some way … Much Love and gratitude – and healing wishes your way ~ RL

      November 11, 2012 at 11:29 PM

  13. Yes, I “get” this. Soar on eagles wings. Beautiful blue hues in this. Sending you Light and Love! Jane

    November 11, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    • Thank you so much dearest Jane.. yes — to have wings ~ or be carried by them…. Happy you enjoyed the Blues too ~ Thank you friend ~ I appreciate~ RL

      November 11, 2012 at 11:30 PM

  14. Lovely poem Robyn. I pray that your doctor visit was hopeful.

    November 11, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    • Thanks so much LuAnn… glad you enjoyed. Still processing my visit ~ lots to consider… Much Love dearest friend ~ RL

      November 11, 2012 at 11:31 PM

  15. Very nice Robyn! I felt as thought I was soaring through the clouds in the deep blue sky by your side. I hope where ever your journey took you it was as lovely as you are! Robyn

    November 11, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    • Oh that is so lovely Robyn. Thank you dearest friend. Was a short trip to Boston ~ visiting a top hip surgeon. Lots to process and consider… I also got to see my baby daughter who goes to college there… which was a treat!! Sending Love ~ RL

      November 11, 2012 at 11:32 PM

  16. Pawan Hira

    ….and you captured the brilliance of blue.
    The word “Hope” attracts the energy, and you have effectively inked your words to breathe life.
    Love the picture and the colours too.

    Blessings and love. 🙂 🙂

    November 11, 2012 at 5:55 PM

    • Thank you so much Pawan ~ I am very pleased you could sense the energy of “hope” here ~ looking through the blue sky ~ just brought me there after a rather ambiguous medical consult I was returning from. Thrilled you enjoyed dear one ~ Robyn

      November 12, 2012 at 11:11 PM

  17. Window of hope. That’s what we need. 🙂

    Subhan Zein

    November 11, 2012 at 8:37 PM

    • Subhan ~ I so agree… more windows are needed! Blessings and Love ~ R

      November 12, 2012 at 11:14 PM

  18. Beautiful haiku, especially “windows of hope” 🙂
    I hope your trip is an enjoyable one.

    November 12, 2012 at 5:23 AM

    • Thank you so much dearest Fergie ~ very glad you enjoyed. Still processing my trip and medical consult of last week… appreciate your good thoughts my way!! ~R

      November 14, 2012 at 11:59 PM

  19. I love your sentence and the photo Robyn. A window of hope: just open it and step into the world where hope embraces you and gives uplifting strength! All the best my dear! xxo

    November 12, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    • Poojy that is just beautiful ~ and poetry in and of itself!! Thank you dear heart! xo

      November 15, 2012 at 12:00 AM

      • always my pleasure! have a wonderful and joyful day dear friend! 🙂 xxo

        November 15, 2012 at 1:57 AM

  20. I got stopped in my tracks by the beautiful images and the philosophical lines. Great stuff!


    November 12, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    • So very lovely Shakti ~ thank you so much for the wonderful words here ~ much appreciate ~ RL 🙂

      November 15, 2012 at 12:01 AM

  21. Love you sea sis. Keep up the lovely work. hugs xo

    November 12, 2012 at 11:35 PM

    • Thank you dear Sam ~ I appreciate – and so happy to see your smiling gravitar today! xo Sending Love ~R

      November 15, 2012 at 12:02 AM

  22. Oh. This picture reminds me of my flight in September to my nephew’s memorial service in California. I took quite a few similar shots over the North Sea. Beautiful striations and ribs of clouds, a lot of beauty in this world of ours, along with the pain and sadness. Hope all is well with you after Sandy.

    November 13, 2012 at 6:09 AM

  23. I have been thinking of you, Robyn. Being so close to my doorstep..in my old stomping grounds of Longwood. How has your journey been here? Hoping the Doc was able to give you some answers…praying for new discoveries of healing for you. Blessings to you, my friend, Erin

    November 14, 2012 at 10:15 PM

  24. Thank you so much dear Paul… I agree ~ lots of beauty in this world of ours …. and from this we draw the power to face the pain I believe! Sending good thoughts your way my friend! ~ Robyn

    November 15, 2012 at 12:03 AM

  25. Hi Robyn,
    What a cool image that you captured through the window…I hope your trip was worthwhile….waiting to hear….xoxomeryl

    November 15, 2012 at 12:31 PM

    • Thank you Meryl ~ yes I thought pretty cool through glass for this much clarity and color. Trip was ok ~ but not a lot learned… and more uncertainty injected into my decision making… starting new approach with neurologist to try to reduce pain levels by blocking some receptor sites in brain… still too soon to tell. We will catch up soon ~ Much Love ~ R

      November 17, 2012 at 1:26 AM

  26. may your windows of hope stay clear and bright,
    as far as the eye can see ….:)

    wishing you well Robyn,


    November 19, 2012 at 12:01 AM

    • Aww – thank you so much Jim. So do appreciate you! ~ x Robyn

      November 19, 2012 at 1:20 AM

  27. Really smiled when I read this….Wonderful Robyn!

    November 19, 2012 at 5:12 AM

    • Smiles are always welcomed here David! Glad you enjoyed this! 🙂 Robyn

      November 19, 2012 at 1:41 PM

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