A picture worth a thousand words?

Today’s Blogging101 assignment: Try a post in a different format. I thought I’d let this picture do the talking – I’ve always loved the fact that photos tell stories so vividly. I took this photo in Ekaterinburg, Russia last year.

Woman Waiting

Woman Waiting


Blogging 101: Be inspired by the community

I have been following The Daily Post’s Blogging101 prompts for the past week or so and have been a very, very bad blogger these past few days, missing out on two assignments. First, we had to comment on blogs we haven’t commented on before and then use one of the posts we’d commented on as inspiration for a post of our own.

During a frantic lunch-time catch-up session, I came across this post by The Lantern Room and was inspired once again by the ways in which photos tell stories, too. A flower, to mark the end of the season. I like thinking about the fact that the person who took this photo is celebrating the arrival of Autumn, while here in my little Southern corner of the globe, spring is definitely in the air.

That the world can be both two things at once and that everything is so very very fleeting – seasons, lives, joys and sorrows.

Ah, the insanely bittersweet beauty of it all.

What’s the story?

“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” – Philip Pullman

I have always been drawn to stories. I seek shelter in stories and draw nourishment and companionship from them.

For the past few years, though, I’ve found myself inhabiting a much different world – not of stories but facts and figures. Increasingly I feel that, in the story of my life, I’ve somewhat lost the plot.

This blog is a small step toward regaining that plot and reviving an interest that has gone neglected for too long. It’s about things that inspire, motivate and intrigue me – the stories behind everyday things. My hope is that you will follow along because the everyday things presented here inspire, motivate and intrigue you, too.

Everything and everybody has a story. I want to learn and tell as many of them as possible.