Upside Down

Upside down
changes the focus

Grim becomes joyful
Serious silly

Upside down
she owns the world

No more lava floors
or tedious chores

She is liberated
a conquerer

Upside down
a sensitive child learns

Is at certain times
a preferable viewpoint.

(For Eugi’s Weekly Challenge: viewpoint. Image borrowed from my daughter’s collection.)


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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

39 thoughts on “Upside Down”

  1. I absolutely love this. Kids know. They really do. Upside down or sideways or curled up; they seem to just know how to see the world differently. Until they hear…”sit still” too many times. We have much to learn from them OR the child fragments hopefully still inside us somewhere. That photo is perfect and I don’t think I was ever that flexible LOL.

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  2. How I wish my body could do that!
    I was on my inversion “table” last night – trying to stretch out a nagging hip issue – and wondering why I don’t do that more frequently for the sheer shift of perspective. (I don’t go all the way down to perpendicular, but head much lower than torso … feels GOOD … I’ll envision this image next time I’m inverted, pretend I got there w/o any assistance, let myself feel like a kid.) THANK YOU!

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  3. The flexibility of youth! Somehow we lose that, but I’ve found it does return. Well, maybe not physically (as is evident, by my aches today after gardening yesterday), but in our views of what is important .

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