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Tuesday, July 21, 2009


I didn't plan my life
I never aimed for smooth water
Everything I am
Everything I was
Lived in Passion
and it destroyed me.

Now I aim for still waters, and miss.

21 comments:

Devika said...

Let passion destroy Lorraine , anyway, one has to go, :)

earlier when things didn't work the way i wanted, i thought i would jump off the train into the high flowing river...or walk straight into the sea, with a decided passion for death....what to do -- then this man married me!

Now i'm passionate about life...the unplanned life!:)

love,
dev

Lorraine said...

What an interesting comment Dev...I have to reflect upon it ;)

Brian Miller said...

life is to be lived passionately, i think, i imagine without it would be rather boring. but if still waters you crave, i hope you find them. if not a stillness in the passionate chaos.

Cindybrown said...

Oh sweet Lorraine, you are so passionate for life. It shows in all of your work. I find such sadness in this. I hope you find what you are searching for in your still waters. I hate that you feel like you have been destroyed. You are a beautiful person. All my love to you, Cindy

Kathy said...

Those still waters only look good when they are contrasted with rapids! Even still waters can quickly turn into stagnant pools! Better to be passionate and be swept by those rapids.

Laure said...

these words invite the ear of the heart to really listen. presumption would try to draw conclusions to what you have left here. i find myself circling the paradox ...

Gillena Cox said...

there's never a dull moment here; had you aimed and hit the target it would have been so passe

much love
gillena

Allan Alexandre said...

Si tu as vécu dans cette passion, ensuite tu es retomber sur tes pieds, ce n'est pas la chute qui fait mal, mais le mépris. Le calme apprends à être doux, tu es en jeune beaucoup d'année devant toi. Lorraine une belle illustration philosophique.

Timoteo said...

Constantly amazed--as the first time I saw your work. An incredible eye for beauty--and the ability to translate that into words that touch the heart...

standley said...

Une vie vécue avec passion laisse toujours des traces, mais quel bonheur!

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

Now I want to know more about you. We all have wounds. The trick is to bind them enough to go on and in ten years they have turned to humor. Or at least not so hurty. I hope you find the peace you are looking for and if not peace, then someone interesting to share the chaos with.

Lorraine said...

Dev, I Understand, but everything worked the way I wanted...I have no explanation ;)

Brian, I once read that we weren't meant to understand our lives only to live it...so I live it ;)

ha Cindy your loving words aren't lost, ever :)

Kathy, nice...and then you land somewhere...unexpected ;)

Laure, there you have it...such an apt comment, thank you :)

Gillena, lol heaven forbid the 'passé' I love it, thanks !

Merci Allan et oui le mépris, je l'ai connu celui-là...j'aime bien ce que tu dits :)

That's lovely Timoteo, thank you :)

Richard, si seulement pour les autres..c'est toujours un récomfort, merci beaucoup :)

Lynne, how nicely put and what a lovely wish, thank you :)

gautami tripathy said...

Life will take its own course, planning or no planning. Just grab it with both your hands. What is happiness without sadness? What is passion without stability?

Lorraine said...

Gautami, oh yes the Balance, I wish I had it, I've always been a ALL or NOTHING, very bad way of being...

magiceye said...

stunning! the image and verse!

Lorraine said...

Hey magiceye, how nice to see you, thank you...:)

firebird said...

So you aim for still waters--but the wild wind blows you off course--what could be bad? We're flying....

Lorraine said...

mmm I like that Pretty Fireb, let's do that lol

The Dark Lord said...

Great composition... a splendid narration on the emotions of living life.. the initial zeal on passion, which gives way to an yearning for solid stability...
But I wouldnt say passion destroys.. it can be creative in a lot many ways..besides, the endeavours leave us all the more wiser!

Lorraine said...

My passions killed me TDL and still they live, wow I like your comment

The Dark Lord said...

Then blessed you are, for you'll be like the proverbial phoenix, that rises stronger, and surer!