Sunday, 8 February 2015

The earth cried

Story idea inspired by Visual Verse (1 picture, 1 hour and less than 500 words) and picture used is my collage card shown.

The Earth cried the day the mist set in. 

The grey fine mist had ever so slowly and incrementally, seeped unseen and unacknowledged into every nook and cranny of existence. 

The beautiful sunrises and sunsets, the pale blue skies, the turquoise seas and green lush forests slowly being replaced by grey.
  • Sunrises seen through view finders and unappreciated in the busyness to take a picture to share on facebook
  • Sunsets ignored behind closed curtains in the desire to watch the latest box set on TV
  • Blue skies taken for granted despite humanity spending more time flying through its very heart
  • Turquoise seas filled with the new 'stuff' now required for existence 
  • Green lush forests bulldozered to sustain the ever faster and increasing pace of life
Earth herself relegated to being a means to an end and not the end itself. However much she wished for us to notice and engage in her beauty. However much humanities soul cried out for such connection, and however much individuals' bodies reacted to that separation. 

The earth cried as all she could do was watch the decent of all those she loved. Unable to take any proaction to stop that decent. Unwilling to turn away, and yet heartbroken with what she saw. Optimistic with every new sunrise that this would be the day the mist would start to recede, and crest fallen with every sunset that the opportunity had been missed. 
The earth still cries - can you hear her? 
Alison Smith
Inspiring change inside and out - when what you're doing isn't working 
I know this is a tangent to normally blogs I write - I do however very occasionally share stories I write. For others I've written see: 
Visual Verse
Having only discovered visual verse on Friday night I'm looking forward to taking part as they add new pictures and accept the challenge to write what the picture inspires. I've submitted my first attempt and will post link here when it's published!

I only started using collage as a tool in the coaching I do in November 2014 and have been blown away by it's effectiveness in a business setting. I'd thought it was purely for personal coaching, and yet am finding it a great addition to the other business tools used.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I can hear her. Thank you for sharing your SoulCollage® card and story.