Seababy Storms the Castle
This painting and the photo that inspired it have me contemplating the symbolism of dark towers and castles - fortresses which can keep out or keep in. I am guilty of building "walls" around myself at times, and also of not erecting any walls at all when really I should have for my own protection. And then there is the last name my husband gifted me...Walls. Hmmmm.
Walls keep us safe and dry, sheltered and warm (or cool here in the land of incessant sun). But they also keep out fresh air and sunshine, adventure, opportunity and friendship. As long as we have a bounty of windows and doors in our metaphorical walls, we can have the best of both worlds. Keep this in mind if your fortress is formidable! Not everyone is a fearless Seababy who will storm your castle to be sure you let love in.
8/2/2018 10:18:00 am
When we feel too vulnerable, such as when injured, grieving or recovering from a trauma, physical or emotional, we are most prone to erect walls. We must do whatever we have to, to feel safe enough to recover. Treat yourself with tender care and lots of acceptance and grace. I have just come through (mostly) such a passage, so hear me, Grasshopper. LOL! I love you.
8/2/2018 10:34:08 am
oh sweet Patti! I hear and I obey. Thank you for your wisdom and empathy....you are such a treasure. xoxxox
8/2/2018 02:15:53 pm
Good thing that someone who acquired the name Walls started with a name like imaJENation. Phew!
8/2/2018 03:20:49 pm
Dotty! You always make me smile! :) Thank you, dear one. Names are powerful and magical....as are castles! You are a gift, dear friend. I am grateful for you!
8/3/2018 11:48:26 pm
That "wee one" storming the castle is the little child in you! You can storm anything with that spirit. The waters are receding as you walk along the shore! Kol Ha Kavod!
8/4/2018 07:20:56 am
Carol! I had to look up the phrase - you've taught me something new once again! I absolutely love your analysis of this piece. Thank you, dear lady! My resolve to storm this day is redoubled. xo
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