Tuesday, 30 April 2013

My space

 

I took this picture one morning just after getting up. And there, is my space, in between my two littlest! I thought it would be a good picture for this week's Gallery theme : Self-portrait.

I guess we're fairly different persons at different times of our lives. At the moment I am the person who occupies that space, the two youngest as close as they can, the two oldest just a little bit further being now more independent, becoming new persons themselves.
The fact that my self-portrait is an empty space represents another absence : my two little boys who couldn't stay with me.
Then there is O. , my husband, who is such a big part of me. He is very close too, the two of us temporary a bit lost in what can appear like an overcrowded space! But all so tightly bound together. Quicker than we realise the little ones will grow, stretching the bonds, eventually getting free of them, and it will be just us two again. I'll have to have a different self-portrait then! Who knows what we'll have achieved...

In the meantime this is what we've achieved, this is us, this is me!

46 comments:

  1. Lovely picture and words. Not much space for you now, but that changes so quickly. Miss mine being so close - yet find I still occasionally crave more space to be me. Too easy sometimes to wish this precious time away x

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    1. I agree with you Tracey. It can be frustrating not to have more space but it's so short lived really, and so precious.

      Thank you for commenting, I love your visits on my blog :) x

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  2. I like the description of not much space but tightly bound together, it sums up a bed with everyone in it so well! Lovely pic!

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    1. Thank you :) It's not always such a squeeze but I was struck, on that particular day, by the small space left after I had gone!

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  3. what a beautiful post and your take on the theme, love it x

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  4. Great post and a fabulous picture!

    Herding Cats

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    1. Thanks :) I think it was a great theme!

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  5. So lovely. Funilly I've just been packing away clothes that don't fit my smallest and I feel so sad that that era has passed.

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  6. Not the easiest of time when they're small but so lovely, I understand your sadness. xx

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  7. Such beautiful words to describe your family as it now.

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  8. This is such a lovely and interesting take on the theme :) You will get some space of your own back soon, I promise x

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    1. Thank you :) You're right, and then I will probably miss this! x

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  9. Oh your words are beautiful and you tell the story of your photograph really well.

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  10. i really love your photo and your words which ring true with so many of us i would think. our own space is totally over rated right??? x

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    1. Thank you :)
      Or as some would say it's not the size that counts!!

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  11. Lovely photo and take on the theme

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  12. Oh wow, I'm loving your interpretation of the theme. You words ring very true. Brilliant picture :)

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    1. Thank you. It all case from seeing them like this and wanting to capture the moment :)

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  13. I love this picture and the story behind it! Beautiful nest:-)

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    1. Thank you! Nest is a good word for it :)

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  14. Such a beautiful photo and a lovely take on the theme. That sounds like a pretty amazing space to have with your family.

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    1. Just thinking that it might give the impression the two oldest are in the same bed too... but they're actually in their beds! But as we have a very small house they don't feel far at all ;)

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  15. Funny how a space can actually say so much.

    What a great picture. And interpretation of the theme.

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    1. Yes, it is funny, isn't it?!

      Thank you so much :)

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  16. A lovely take on the theme and a great picture x

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  17. What a beautiful picture and story behind it. I love the different take on the theme too.

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    1. I do love that picture and how it made me feel and write :)

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  18. I love your take on the theme. Beautiful words and a gorgeous photo to illustrate them. xx

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    1. Aw thank you, that's a lovely comment :) xx

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  19. Fantastic interpretation of the theme, and stunning photo x

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  20. Beautiful picture. I can't imagine having that little space in bed but it must be lovely all waking up together.

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    1. It is lovely when the first thing I hear is my son's tiny voice saying "Mummy? I love you!" Not so much when he moves and accidentally hits me in the face!! x

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  21. Such a beautiful photo. I love how you see yourself as part of your children's space. I definitely feel like that too most days :-)

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  22. Thank you :) Yes, I certainly couldn't imagine exisiting without them now ! x

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  23. What a beautiful post with such a clever take on the theme.

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  24. Beautiful picture and words x

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