Wednesday, November 9, 2011

between here and there

When someone leaves us, where do they go? What images of this Other Place console us? For me, it's often something that evokes a romantic and wistful journey. That's why I love these enchanting prints by Theater Clouds.

These images (the one above is "Somewhere Between") are actually photos of paper miniature theaters, constructed with care to create a dreamy sense of atmosphere. I find these sailboats comforting, and I wonder if something like this would be much more soothing than the sympathy cards covered with the traditional lilies.

I also adore the lofty sentiments of this balloon.

11 comments:

Charles Cowling said...

Really love these, Shirley. A break with the familiar, generic imagery is, now that we look at these images, both desirable and overdue. They release the imagination.

Thank you.

Veronica Popoiacu said...

adorable photos!

Miss B said...

Wow how sweet, its amazing how something so simple can look so beautiful!

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O D Y S S E Y said...

these are so sweet. i really like the one of sailboats heading for a waterfall into the unknown.

Venus Loves Virgo said...

Interesting post. I like your blog. XOXO

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AmazinglyBe-AU-tiful said...

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Liv @ Choosing Beauty said...

A friend just sent me your blog - how lovely! I lost my dad last month and have been blogging about the ways in which I actually feel more inspired, more connected, more awake despite the fog of grief. So, I love what you're doing here. Thanks!

Sister Shirley said...

Greetings Liv,

I am truly sorry to hear of your father's passing. My heart goes out to you.

Losing a parent is both a personal tragedy, yet I believe it does put us in touch with something greater. When I lost my mother, the grief somehow expanded my heart and made me much more sympathetic to the pain of others. There is lots of beauty to be won by way of loss.

I love your blog, by the way!

Kim said...

Lovely find!

Karina Cifuentes said...

These really touched my heart....such a sweet way to envision another world...