Nostalgia Tanka

Nostalgia, Photography, Poetry, wabi-sabi, Writing


Nostalgia Tanka

Oh, this nostalgia;
a fragile thing of beauty
never exactly
as it was or how we were
but knowing it always is.

© ettemeyer

These dried roses were the only good things I have from a painful time.  I kept them to remind me that even as our memories shift, sliding back and forth in time, it’s the warm feelings of nostalgia – the good things and the love we felt that call us back the most.

Weekly Photo Challenge: For this challenge, show us what nostalgia means to you — perhaps a moment or scene that makes you feel wistful, happy, sad, or somehow longing for the past. It might be with friends, family, or by yourself — anywhere, anytime of year.


A Study in Blue

Photography, Poetry, Weekly Photo Challenge, Writing


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The vase is cheap,
The berries are plentiful –
But Blue is remarkable,
Blue is rare.

© Ettemeyer

Oddly enough, despite the sky and ocean, blue is rare in nature compared to other colors.

WPC Theme Rare: For this week’s challenge, share a photo of something rare: a family heirloom. A cloudy day in a normally sunny desert. A sad frown on a cheerful kid’s face. Or anything else you think of as scarce and singular. I can’t wait to see what “rare” means to you!