Overcoming changes is never easy. Before welcoming changes it is good to settle the past. Here are some reflections from my heart, poetry and thoughts expressed in form of photography edited on the grey scale with some tints.
The roots of where our lives began;
maintain their distance on the map
The Space that separates our homes; takes long to travel
Yet at spark from your eye has met my eye;
a touch from your lips has met my lips
and the distance began to vanish…
The silent northern lights, met the noisy spice markets
Pale winter greys – brightly coloured summer days
The Temple and the Church – thousands of years in making
Empty with echo of the past was filled with song
You touched my thoughts and then my hair
cherishing what was despised
You left one memory that will save me from a thousand tears
In the name of broken love and broken friendship
all that lived too short and died too fast…
To share a secret
is to know the meaning behind your silence
A bond without a name
A time lost in space…
To share a secret
Is to feel you know me
before I speak…
before I think…
A dormant love that woke up in the night
To shine in the colourless present
Without a change outside, inside everything changed.
My hunger was unbearable
I almost went to beg
For food that isn’t food
For bread that isn’t bread
There was nothing to be given
Nothing more to eat
Hunting or fishing
Nothing to fill my need
In this time of darkness
A night shift from the south
your eyes, your thoughts, your softness
elevated me from doubt
Marked by conflicting thoughts
Some troubled months ahead
Even in such times, the hungry has been fed.
I want to remember kindness,
All else will pass away
This journey we have travelled
Has not gone astray.
question remains, on which side is the greater freedom…
In my younger years I used to be fascinated with the idea of freedom, and the many meanings it has. In my third year of university, I did a placement in the Lukiskes Prison in Lithuania as a Psychologist’s Assistant. I loved working with the thought in mind that freedom can be experienced even under the most difficult lifestyle… under the harshest discipline.
Life behind bars involves practicing internal freedom. Thought the use of CBT I assisted inmates to become more aware of who they are, by discovering motivation behind their thoughts, feelings and actions – and how these three related with each other.
A person living in the world may feel trapped and controlled by their external situation. But a person living under physical restraint may feel free, as they realise they can still partake in choices, can still choose to find light and that it is never too late to make the right changes.