All the wants can never come if we don't give them a hum.
true enough Pat :) need to roll out that hum - Lib
Fabulous poem to go with the quirky picture, nicely done.
thankyou so much - yes one of Magrittes - alwasy a conversation piece - glad you enjoyed - Lib
in the end it comes down to our choices...and who we allow to make them...ourselves or culture...
thanks Brian for your wonderfully perceptive words and insight .. yes choice indeed - hgs Lib
The last line blows me away...
thankyou Laurie :) yes keeping thoughts locked away - although much observed and wanting to do - to be herself or as society/culture expects - hgs Lib
Beautifully written from start to finish; and yes, the ending is stunning. So sad if someone has to keep thoughts locked away.
thankyou Mary for your kind read and words - yes it is sad - unrequited perhaps - hgs Lib
I really like the way you wrote this, the words go well and it's enjoyable to read. Suppression of self, tied up in a bunch, not shared, thoughts locked -- the whole feels like a sort of soft prison or a saferoom, depending on how it is looked at, I think. - Ravenblackhttp://theotherdayplace.blogspot.com
Ah yes a 'saferoom' or a 'prison' good points - maybe both but yes a shield - thankyou so much Raven, I so appreciate your input and insights - hgs Lib
Lib, a lovely write. Thank you for your sweet comment, it touched my heart. xoxo
you're so welcome Ayala x x thankyou for your kind words - hgs Lib
Fashion is so difficult to write about well. I really enjoyed the way you describe the dress in its finest details. This is offset in a great way by the ending, which makes a great contrast, reminding that there's a person beneath the finery. Excellent.
thankyou so much Charles, really glad you enjoyed this, I so appreciate your input and insights - Lib
ha..that is a cool pic and your interpretation is cool as well.. good if we have a choice..in some cultures and circumstances it's safer to keep the thoughts locked away...sad as it is...
yes, true enough Claudia - sad indeed - read about three young girls only standing by a young man at a wedding who was dancing - being severely punished - Lib
Such a clever poem to the picture, culminating in "keeping thoughts locked in silence" *shivers* So sad that people feel they have to do that...a time long past in our culture...good write, Lib :) x
yes, thankfully long past but so sad that for many it is not - thanks so much Louise for your kinds words and valuable insights - hgs Lib
A thought provoking notion...to make those choices, but sometimes unable to enact them because of the strictures of society...and I do like the way you weave this into consciousness through fashion...fashion...which is often so reflective of our thinking and emotions. I do like this alot, Lib :) Excelsior!
Oh Jacquie thankyou so much, that means such a lot to me - I so value your sharing such input with an incredibly valuable insightful understanding of this write - hgs you Lib x x
nice - you have a cool punchy flow to your work
thanks so much Ollie - that's so kind - Lib x
This is so tightly woven - words depicting the style and time. k.
thankyu so much manic for your much valued observations - Lib
Until the last line, I thought you were describing the look of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. All the texture, color and hats are there - maybe it was just a dream of travel to places even more exotic? Lovely though and dream-like.
am happy with that Gay, yes the textures and color and yes perhaps the Queen herself would have liked a different lifestyle - but her choice was very limited apart from abdication - very insightful - thanks so much Gay - Hgs Lib