Dancing Echoes

Beats Stumbling Around in Silence




Kaleidoscopic clouds
Change from umbra to blue
My internal storm

For far too long I used the inability to be what I was in my youth as an excuse to not be the best I could be now. I’m not planning on getting back into dance or body building but this extra flab gotta go. I want to feel better in body and spirit so I had a funeral for my youth and am looking forward to the next phase ‘cause I got shit to do. 

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #146: Clouds

Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I don’t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. © 2015-2023 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

17 thoughts on “Clouds

  1. Love this!! Your words and the pic bring up strong emotion. Thank you!


  2. I can identify with all of that. 🙂

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  3. Growing old is not for wimps….

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  4. I agree – not if you are going to do it well. 🙂

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  5. Oh what a word, kaleidoscopic, takes me back to my stormy days…….

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  6. Certainly your stormy days aren’t over Ivor?

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  7. Yep, I suppose so xx


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  9. I’m on a similar journey. Learning to let go of what I use to be, accepting my aging self and seeing the possibilities in the now. Love those dramatic clouds.

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  10. Thank you Olga! I always look forward to your comments too. Glad to know there is a sisterhood out there. Nobody ever tells you what it is going to be like.

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  11. So true! It’s like a blind journey into the unknown where one has to find one’s way. I’ve had a funeral for my youth also. It seems like yesterday that I was an avid cyclist and hiker and due to multiple knee injuries through the years, I’m grateful that I can still walk. I came across this quote awhile ago, “The most creative act you will ever undertake is the act of creating oneself. ” Age forces one to re-create oneself. Cheers to aging well. 🙂

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  12. <smile> “funeral for my youth”

    Wise choice, padawan. =)

    On a similar path myself — it would seem, as are so many others — though first, there are some things about my youth I’ll have to remember in order to let the effects of them go.

    In the meantime, I send ❤ ❤ ❤ in lieu of flowers.

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