Taming This Tyke's Voice Since 2007

Transitions

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Life is a series of coming and going, of departures and arrivals, of leaving and coming-home, And in between are transitions.

I am fascinated with transitions. Each of life’s passages are spellbinding quiet moments that transform us: the stage of becoming.

Like I love to observe that time of day before sunrise, that passage from darkness to the coming of light and the raptures of colors that come in between ~ the advent of life: the dawning.

Like a child awakening and starting to see beauty, the sun, too, rises in the child’s face, when he smiles and that twinkle in his eyes seeing things for the first time.

We fall to rise. The sun sets, but tomorrow it is sure to rise again ~ and the transitions.

Many times, I stumble and fall and felt like darkness over-shadow me. But the morning makes me like a child again, seeing things in different ways, the dawning of understanding and so I rise again to embrace the promise of a new day.

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Goodbye my eventide, the dawn’s now here.

Your clinging shadows are all behind me,

‘Tis time I face the light I used to fear,

And welcome the promises of a new day.

~

I will now fold your comforting blanket,

Which has kept me warm and safe overnight.

‘Tis time I place it back in the casket,

My life’s streams will flow and I should not fight.

~

The morning knocks behind the window pane,

I am enthused to rise from my slumber.

To allow the breezes to ease the pain,

From the yesterdays I still remember.

I will open myself like the window.

My body yearns, my eyes long for the light.

I will miss the silence of your shadow,

But I can no longer stay in the night.

~

Farewell darkness my silent confidant.

You know my secrets and heard all my sighs.

Outdoors, my new grounds are turning verdant.

Hello sunrise, would you now end my cries?

(My Silent Confidant By Jesus B. Jamora, 2006)

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And life goes on. We progress to the midday of life.

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We learn many new things and many new different ways to reach distances ~

as far as we could go.

Becoming is always enriching than being: the hatching.

The bitter-sweet transitions: 

we love and get hurt,

we create memories and bruises,

get scarred but see the stars, 

And yes, we learn anyway.

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What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.

We gain wisdom from our falls.

We reach a point of balance, the hard to earn equanimity: the mellowing.

And then we arrive before a fork road or the edge of the coast, the seemingly end of a journey but we see new horizons. We are to choose to move on or stay. 

Is it the arrival or another departure?

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No matter how far the distances we go, we are sure to arrive to a sunset.

The afterwords of our journey: the epilogue of life. 

The calm and quiet transition before we close our eyes.  .  .t7

The moment of bliss as we watch the last light before going to a peaceful slumber. 

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We arrive to the time of life when we need to sit back and see how life has been ~ 

reminiscing moments, finding joy in viewing snapshots of places, things, and people posted in the corkboard of our hearts.

Watching flashbacks, of our life in rewinds.

Like the spellbinding dusk, we find bliss in revisiting colorful memories.

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The roads that took us away are the same roads that will take us home.

For life is a series of coming and going.

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Are the roads we are treading now take us away, or leading us home?

We dapart to arrive, like the sun sets

to rise again.

For life is a series of falling asleep and awakening.

What have we done in between? 

The Photographs were taken during my recent home-coming, and my visit to the spellbinding Boracay Island, Philippines.

Have you visited the Writers Island recently? Please do. Click link below:

http://writersisland.wordpress.com/

This week we are prompted in the island to write about “Spellbound” and “Awakening”

This is my contribution.

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18 responses

  1. what an absolutely breathtaking presentation.. the words the pictures the poetry all combined to make a lovely as well as thought provoking experience for the reader.. thank you for all of your effort on this…..

    AM00000050000005031 10, 2007 at 12:00 am03

  2. Very reflective post on transitions. The pictures and poetry make it so perfect. I always enjoy visiting you. Your wisdom is something to cherish.

    🙂

    AM00000070000001431 10, 2007 at 12:00 am03

  3. Fantastic photos and accompanying words! Very nice presentation!

    AM00000080000000931 10, 2007 at 12:00 am03

  4. ah yes, the transitions are the meat of beginning and end. the first lines are really true and i apply in it my daily life 🙂 My contract will be finished soon and its sad to think about leaving Thailand if a new opportunity will knock. One of ex told me that life is a series of hellos and goodbyes 🙂 lovely read my friend

    PS

    I mentioned your blog on my Blogsary entry. You can check it 🙂

    PM00000050000002131 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm03

  5. Lovely article as always…wheneever I feel the need to rewind and see go somewhere serene virtually…I come here. Thanks Jeques.

    AM00000080000004731 10, 2007 at 12:00 am03

  6. Beautiful pictures as always. Transitions are, I think, the time when we really come alive.

    PM00000070000005231 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm03

  7. Ohmygosh, this is a terrific post! Love it, love the photos! You did a great job.

    PM000000110000000131 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm03

  8. Wow, nice presentation! Good thoughts. I often wonder about the phrase “What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger” Sometimes what doesn’t kill us just makes us nervous…

    AM00000030000002331 10, 2007 at 12:00 am03

  9. I really liked the cyclical feeling of this piece, and that sunset photo was spectacular.

    AM000000120000000531 10, 2007 at 12:00 am03

  10. greyscaleterritory

    As always, an utterly magical space! I always sigh as I drift with your words into the most beautiful worlds!

    Smiles and Light

    PM000000120000000031 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm03

  11. Thank you for directing me to your photos! They are each stunning in their own right. The sunsets remind me of the one on my page. I think it is partly because the clouds were there in both instances.

    I liked the writing and the poem you chose to accompany the photos! Nice work.

    PM000000100000005831 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm03

  12. Jeques, your work never fails to astonish me. This I think is the post I have enjoyed the most on your site. The words, the pictures. It is so complete.

    AM00000030000003731 10, 2007 at 12:00 am03

  13. oh, this was beautiful. after reading your words, i feel so serene right now, like i have just come out of meditation. the words, ccoupled with those gorgeous, gorgeous photos, were excellent. all of it. very, very nice.

    PM00000080000001831 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm03

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    PM000000110000003330 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm04

  15. jeques, i never thought of transitions, exactly mars and venus are quite different from each other. i mean its seldom for men to savor the evry step of the journey. we, most of us, are only concerned of the result in the end. we think of the road ahead. the next step. the plan B. this is quite enriching and a learning tool to tap the glory of in-between those segments of life experiences.

    PM000000110000000430 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm09

  16. Marvin,

    Standing still and paying attention had taught me a lot. I used to be a go getter, jump into wagons of opportunities with great expectations but I’ve learned my lesson. It’s better to wait and get a result perfectly done that getting it in a rush half baked.

    Time had me learn to choose my battles – age made me wiser. We could not win all the battles in this lifetime. We just have to define which battles we want to triumph.

    I wish you well.

    ~ Jeques

    PM000000110000004830 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm09

  17. jeques, you can make yourself a very good photographer. it is no wonder, since you are also a writer and an artist. you had very good angles when you shoot your lenses. great pictures.

    PM000000110000002730 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm09

  18. Thanks for the compliments of my photographs, Marvin.

    You know, when I was still in the Philippines and my monthly wage just sustains me to make both ends meet, I’ve always wanted to invest on a good camera but since it’s not included in my priority I kept on postponing it. When I had my first few green bucks I immediately bought me a decent digital camera and just started shooting and experimenting – I thought photography works well with painting and writing. They all work together in perfect harmony. I still have to invest on really good camera. I don’t know – I never had formal education on these, but I just felt there is a certain stronger force that’s teaching me. I just really hope stay being a good student.

    Hope you could also post more of your visual artworks. I’ve seen your graphic store designs – they are amazing!

    I wish you well.

    ~ Jeques

    AM000000120000000930 10, 2007 at 12:00 am09

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