Thursday, January 03, 2008


Who has not felt moments of extreme pain? Who has never felt, at some moment in life, the desire to give up?

Who has not yet felt lonely, extremely lonely and had the sensation of having lost all hope? Who?

Who among us has not searched for that beacon of light to lead the way? Not reached out towards that ray of sunshine in hopes of deliverance?

No one, not even the rich, the famous, nor other important people are exempt from having moments of solitude and deep bitterness.


Anonymous said...

How very true, and poignant. None are exempt from being human. Great photos to go with you wonderful words.

Peter said...

A time for reflection within us all - if truth be known and recountered over the years.

Amazing photo's to enhance the meaning and emotions..

Happy 2008

bohemiangirl said...

Been there, but in case you are going through these feelings at this present time... know that you are never alone. I'd be happy to shine some light on you any day. Glad to have you back.

thailandchani said...

There is one thing that is certain.. and that is the common experience of dukkha.

Carla said...

Dawn, Yep, it is very true. Happy you like the photos.

Peter, Happy 2008 to you as well. I hope it's a good one.

Carla said...

Bohemian girl, Yes, it does us well to remember that we are not alone and our experiences are not unique. Good to be back.

Chani, Indeed, somethings are universal experiences.

The Fool said...

H'lo Nomad. "Every puddle contains the entire moon." It's that ol' ying and yang can't recognize the light without a bit of darkness.

Best to you...may 08 shine.

Steffi said...

Great post and very beautiful pictures,Carla.Really good words!
Nice to hear from you again!Happy New Year to you!

Carla said...

Hello Fool, So true, so true. Wish you the best in 08 as well.

Steffi, Do you recognize any of the pictures? There's at least one that was taken in Hamburg.

Annie Wicking and Loman Austen said...

Thank you for sharing your words with us.

I hope they are not a reflection on your life at the moment, Carla.

If it is we are here for you.

Much happiness my dear, dear friend,


Carla said...

Annie, Feelings come and go. Sometimes I think life's little hiccups are a little harder to manage in the dark cloak of winter, but it's nothing to be overly alarmed about.

Anonymous said...

I can honestly say that I have had most of those moments. Not happy about it but that is life I hear. Fortunately, they go away for a while.

Carla said...

Sirdar, Hopefully your life is filled with more moments of joy than bleakness. Sometimes those bad moments allow us to appreciate the good much more. At least that's what I like to think.