339. Crippled 

About confusion surrounding past and present romance… 

Quit the quip and face the fear,

What you have now, is true love, here, 

But what you had, remains unclear,

A ghost of something more?

(Photo – Eli Woodbine, Canada, 2016) 


12 Comments Add yours

  1. Absolutely true, let go and let the ghost go where they want to. Live in the present moment which is the only reality. Nice pic and post.

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    1. eliwoodbine says:

      I suppose that is the solution. But what if you let the ghost go and it comes right back to you?

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      1. Hahahaha of course if u let it come it will all is in your hands Eli. You have to decide.

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      2. eliwoodbine says:

        That’s true. It’s just hard to know what’s right.

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  2. I love the photo with this poem.

    Ghosts…two nights ago I dreamed of such a ghost and he really IS a ghost, long gone from this world and now wandering in some netherworld. I woke up very sad — a little frightened — and bewildered as I have never dreamed of him, not in the 35 years since I last saw him. The Chinese have a theory about such loves, that they are “pre-destined enemies” to whom the fates have tied our feet by red threads, and there is no escape. You just live your life anyway. I see that.

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    1. eliwoodbine says:

      What a haunting, but ultimately beautiful thought. You always tell such incredible stories.

      I’m having an internal conflict at the moment between the person who is pushing me forward and someone I now realise I’m tied to in the past.

      It’s so hard to know what to do.


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      1. You can only go forward with your whole heart. I know that absolutely and for certain at this point in my life, looking back.

        I’m writing a novel and it looks like there’s no way out of writing a female protagonist. In spite of my being a woman, I’m perplexed at what motivates this person. I started by examining myself, my life’s motivation, and I answered myself honestly. I’ve asked most of my women friends, too. Considering that I’m one of the only single woman (married now and again, of course) among my women friends, their answers surprised me. None of them claim to have been motivated by romantic love. That has been my biggest motivation in life and I mean medieval romantic love, hopeless, star-crossed, the whole Wagnerian thing that makes novels that happy people read and experience — what? — vicarious hopeless longing? So… Yeah. Be kind to yourself.

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      2. eliwoodbine says:

        I needed this. It’s incredible, sage advice. I must take it to heart.

        The struggle for me is simply that there once was a tear in time where someone, whom I’m not involved with, meant a huge deal to me. They helped me in a big way and I fell for them – head over heels.

        Now I face commitment with another (albeit better suited person), and the former is back in my life. The ‘what ifs’ are born and I could frankly make a silly mistake.

        You are very wise. I am grateful we can speak.

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  3. cikitaokt says:

    Liked Your chuck style, Being ripped! 😄

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    1. eliwoodbine says:

      Haha thanks. I love a well worn shoe. Always tells so many stories.

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      1. cikitaokt says:

        Yez definitly!

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