We are asked in todays prompt by the Photography101 to show something that depicts bliss to us. Bliss I think it is a very personal and individual thing to each person, don’t you?
Hence it is probably a good subject matter.
What is bliss now? Perhaps was very different for me a few years back.
Why is that?
Since having been faced with immobility, the thought of never getting outside again can completely change one’s perspective.
I was blind before, but now I see.
Most of you who follow my blog will know that I am a sucker for mother nature, photographing everything leafy, floral and scampering, wriggling that I can get my camera out fast enough to take.
It wasn’t always like this though for me.
I admit ashamedly that before I didn’t really notice these things. I was in my eyes blind. There are people lucky enough to appreciate these things without having to have a trauma to take off the blinkers.
So it might sound like a cliche but in many ways I feel blessed for having my life turned upside down, because to be blind to nature is such a sad sad thing. So much beauty and pleasure missed out.
You would expect then for me to have snapped a piccie of some Autumnal leaf falling down, a huge fungi showing its presence or some dewy pink rose, but I have snapped plenty of those and wanted to show something else that to me depicts bliss.
Bliss for me
B is for beauty in life, the discovery of Buddhist philosophy, find something good in everything, find something educational, something positive no matter how hard that might be, a lesson that has kept me going through many a difficult time.
L is for love and life, the unexpected grasp of ones child’s arms around ones waist, the words “I love you mummy”, the smell of my child’s hair, their angelic faces when they sleep.
I is for independence, to have a voice, to have an opinion, to have one’s intellect, to have freedom to be who one wants to be.
S is for sensuality, the brush of His lips against against one’s neck, His presence heady upon one’s femininity, the electric bursts up ones belly.
S is for serenity, when the candle is lit, and it is time just for me.
What is bliss for you?
Photos taken with my iPhone6
Thank you for reading, Justine xx
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Bliss: complete happiness, great joy, paradise, or heaven.
What is your idea of bliss? Is it an image of your family, laughing at the dinner table? Your latest finished piece of art, drying on the canvas? Or a state of total relaxation, as shown in the shot below of a swimming hole on a sunny day?