Thursday, August 19, 2010

Painting the world




I want to paint the world with lively colors, full of hope and understanding.
I want to brush away all conflicts, global warming, sadness and unkindness
I want to inspire confidence, trust, freedom and creativity
I want to paint all the unseen things so that the rest of the world can enjoy their beauty
I want to brush away the general indifference and unconsciousness
I want to surprise the world and shake it for as long as it’s needed.

I want to paint what I see and how I see it while I travel through life.











© Gabriela Abalo

23 comments:

Sam Liu said...

A refreshing and beautiful post, your words and your selection of wonderful photographs are inspiring. I too long to paint the world :)

Francisca said...

Oh, this is beautiful, Gabi... I so relate to your words and wishes. Your world today is full of color; such a contrast to my drab, sad sepia (referring to my post, not my life.)

Brian Miller said...

you paint it beautifully with your words and pics...there are those that would paint it in shadow...but i like it vibrant...happy tt!

Wine and Words said...

Well I think you do all of that, except perhaps global warming. That's a biggie and you may need a little help. I love the green fly on the daisy pic.

Leo said...

ah, I echo that poem.. lovely thoughts..! and images to match as well. Amazing :)

Tom said...

love the pictures...and inspirational words. thanks

Betsy said...

Beautiful! :)

Claudia said...

there are also some things I want to brush away...this was really beautiful writing - and the pictures are AMAZING!!

Kirk Jusko said...

Is that a setting sun in the second picture, or early evening full moon? I can't tell. Whatever it is, it's an interesting contrast to the TV attenna on the old looking building.

standing on my head said...

both the images and words are beautiful, evocative. you have a sense of your enviroment that few can capture.

Gabriela Abalo said...

Thank you all for your tender words.

Kirk: I took that picture at 7am - and it is a full moon - a real gift from the universe ;)

Lorraine: thanks for you continuous encouragement. How are you doing with the 7D?

loveNlight
Gabi

Me said...

Just beautiful, words and pictures...all. Great TT!
-C

Ed Pilolla said...

i so like that rooftop photo. my first guess is that's the sun in the morning.
beautiful colors.
i really like the i want repetition.

The Silver Fox said...

I couldn't help recalling an old joke as I read through this entertaining post: "They say it's a small world, but wouldn't you hate to have to paint it?"

Everyday Goddess said...

very uplifting!

faery of the wilds said...

only if it was that easy... inspiring poem :)

Poetic Shutterbug said...

If only, we could paint this world. What gorgeous photos and inspirational verse.

Tag said...

You paint the world with joy.

leenah said...

I couldn't decide what was more inspiring, the words or the images!

Loved the colors Gabi, those with which you painted the verse, as well as that of the images! ;)

June Calender said...

Beautiful photos -- I love the moon one. It's wonderful by itself but it's a picture that could inspire haiku -- which that were my poetic forte.

Kass said...

Wonderful words and images, especially the moon.

GYPSYWOMAN said...

wonderfully uplifting/refreshing post, gabi! and magnificently beautiful images! what a treat to visit here! hope your day is treating you well - jenean

Lesley said...

a fresh sunrise everyday ... and words to inspire. definitely reason.