Sue Vincent’s #writephoto image this week is a gorgeous shot of mist and trees, and as soon as I saw it these words came to me:
We are mist, smoke, hidden things. We dance along branches and through the hedgerows, down chimneys and across the floorboards before slipping out into dusk once more.
You may see us, sometimes. A glimpse on a frosty morning, a flicker of light in shimmering twilight, a cool whisper in an ancient place. We are always here, though we are forgotten now.
Yet if you seek us you will find us, and we will welcome you. For we are part of you, despite the things people say. Despite the years of turning away, of relegating us to fairy mounds and haunted tales, we are still here.
And we dance, pale pinpricks of light in the gathering dark, a warm glow in a cold world. Mist and wood, ash and stone. You are never alone.
We are the old ones, and we dance.
To read more responses to the image, or to add one of your own, head over to Sue’s Blog. And yes, my response also covers today’s prompt for the 30 Day Writing Challenge, which is: Things People Say.
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You just know I am going to love this 🙂 Especially given what I’m writing up…
And I didn’t realise where the photo was taken until after I’d written my response…
It does go that way 🙂
Your photos are rather wonderful like that…
Thanks, Helen. I ‘blame’ the land myself. I think it has a sense of humour.
I would definitely agree! 🙂
lovely and very evocative
Thanks, Geoff 🙂
Thanks, Allie 🙂
Thanks, Allie! 🙂
It seems as if the ancestors were dancing. Or maybe the old forces of Nature, those invisible threads that link every little thing with its respective Analogous … or opposite shape! 😉 …
Beautiful piece, Helen 😀
Thanks so much – yes, that’s exactly it, the old forces of Nature 🙂 Glad you liked it!
Lovely Helen great response…
Thanks, Michael – really glad you liked it 😀 Happt holidays!
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