Adrift

I am adrift. I float alone in open water, the only sound the relentless plash of waves against this weathered hull. I’ve been here forever, searching desperately for my way. Every course adjustment brings me back to this spot or a billion other spots exactly like it. The darkness is overwhelming, crushing, defeating. There are no stars, no moon to guide me; all is lost. I am adrift.

There, a million miles away or maybe just within my reach a light flickers on the horizon. It is my home and its glow flies across the ocean toward my weary craft. It is a line thrown from afar and it does not miss. I am moored. I am home.

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37 Comments

  1. Posted May 25, 2011 at 12:20 am by yz | Permalink

    such a poetic image, love the simplicity

  2. Posted May 25, 2011 at 3:21 am by Doug Hickok | Permalink

    Yes, home is where the heart is. Excellent image and writing Christopher.

  3. Posted May 25, 2011 at 4:45 am by Rue Du Lavoir | Permalink

    Simple et belle. Une image reposante. Une photo subtile et très réussie. J’aime beaucoup, Christopher.

  4. Posted May 25, 2011 at 6:58 am by faisal | Permalink

    lovely composition,

  5. Posted May 25, 2011 at 8:12 am by george | Permalink

    A nice simple, and effective image to match your lyrical prose.

  6. Posted May 25, 2011 at 9:06 am by tamar haytayan | Permalink

    beautiful shot Christopher. The crispness, it is somehow like the leaf is floating on air. I love to look at images accompanied by words and words so beautifully written. thank you!

  7. Posted May 25, 2011 at 9:13 am by Anny | Permalink

    beautifully written… and home is where the heart shall always be.

  8. Posted May 25, 2011 at 9:46 am by fabrizio | Permalink

    majestic and really intense interpretation Chris, fascinating photo with a great poetic feeling, compliments

  9. Posted May 25, 2011 at 11:09 am by PixeLuz | Permalink

    A falling leaf, an already falled leaf, the delicate feeling of a slow landing. Beautifully done.

  10. Posted May 25, 2011 at 12:45 pm by Alexandra | Permalink

    Oh, I love the simplicity of this wonderful shot. And beautiful play of light and colour in the water too. One of my favs!

  11. Posted May 25, 2011 at 1:49 pm by Michael | Permalink

    Another lovely shot Chris. There’s such a feeling of isolation here – kind of lost at sea.

  12. Posted May 25, 2011 at 2:38 pm by sherri | Permalink

    this is lovely on every level

  13. Posted May 25, 2011 at 4:55 pm by Gemma | Permalink

    Beautiful words and image Chris (as always)

  14. Posted May 25, 2011 at 7:49 pm by Charles Dastodd | Permalink

    A gorgeous shot! love the minimalism. well done!

  15. Posted May 26, 2011 at 7:20 am by Rob | Permalink

    Lovely composition, both in word and image!

  16. Posted May 26, 2011 at 8:11 am by Phil Vaughn | Permalink

    The perfect photo to illustrate your thoughts and feelings. We all need those safe havens and strong anchors. Nice work.

  17. Posted May 26, 2011 at 3:20 pm by ClickFlicks | Permalink

    aww…how beautiful….so peaceful.

  18. Posted May 26, 2011 at 8:35 pm by Kala | Permalink

    Love the composition Christopher!

  19. Posted May 27, 2011 at 5:20 am by Marcie | Permalink

    Perfectly simple…and simply beautiful!! Your words of loneliness and longing are wonderfully paired with the image. Excellent!!!

  20. Posted May 28, 2011 at 1:28 pm by crash | Permalink

    nicely expressed!

  21. Posted May 28, 2011 at 11:54 pm by DESPITE STRAIGHT LIN | Permalink

    A stunning frame, simplistic and beautiful, captured with a great eye for composition and detail. Words and image work in harmony here, superbly presented.

  22. Posted May 29, 2011 at 2:33 am by Aurore | Permalink

    Love the blue and the reflect, lovely !

  23. Posted May 29, 2011 at 8:57 am by andrey samolinov | Permalink

    Beautiful and romantic – great job

  24. Posted May 29, 2011 at 10:28 am by CushmoK | Permalink

    simple et quiet piece of sky !

  25. Posted May 29, 2011 at 11:05 am by Klaus | Permalink

    What a amazing arrangement

  26. Posted May 29, 2011 at 3:04 pm by Theys Roland | Permalink

    Excellent composition shot!

  27. Posted May 29, 2011 at 3:14 pm by Corinna | Permalink

    Beautiful image. I love how the reflection of the leaf is so crisp and yet the surface of the water looks like fluid brushstrokes.

    Sure feels good to be home, eh?

  28. Posted May 30, 2011 at 2:51 am by Matthew | Permalink

    This leave gives some silence, some inner peace. I associate it with one song, one of my lifetime favs: “Brothers in Arms” – Dire Straits. Thanks Christopher for your emotional posts. It’s always a pleasure being here – being in your focus!

  29. Posted May 30, 2011 at 4:39 am by Frank | Permalink

    The colour are so beautiful!

  30. Posted May 30, 2011 at 4:09 pm by D. K. Sutton | Permalink

    Superb simplicity and sentiment captured with this photo and dialog. Great job Chris!

  31. Posted May 30, 2011 at 7:08 pm by Jon Yager | Permalink

    Great composition. I especially like the reflection of the leaf in the water. I’m really enjoying your writeups as well.

  32. Posted May 31, 2011 at 12:11 am by joshi daniel | Permalink

    lovely!

  33. Posted June 3, 2011 at 11:14 pm by Mami | Permalink

    This is a great photo – so clean, colorful, and peaceful.

  34. Posted June 4, 2011 at 8:08 am by Diane - Daily Walks | Permalink

    b e a u t i f u l

  35. Posted July 3, 2011 at 1:15 am by Ulf | Permalink

    Einzigartiger Farbkontrast zwischen dem Wassser und dem Blatt. Man hat das Gefühl von unberührter Natur und Stille.

  36. Posted September 7, 2011 at 9:41 pm by Carlos | Permalink

    Great photos, awesome words.

  37. Posted October 15, 2011 at 8:15 am by Ben | Permalink

    nice color and good build up. it´s a postcard!

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