Loose associations on aspects of the feminine inspired by the submitted photography
My photograph of the doves gives me a feeling of a paradise found A stillness A moment of tranquillity Of equanimity A moment suspended outside of time An experience that can´t be sustained And with the image came associations to aspects of the feminine An aspect of the feminine Is that we would like things to remain the same Once we find what we are looking for And seek to be suspended outside of time and the world To have moments unaffected by the constant of change For a few breaths not affected by the ebb and flow of life flowing through our bodies The constant waxing and waning that is our lives The forces that determine our fates continue to run through us As we rejoice or resent them to no avail However much we fight against them Against reality It is not the female´s role to find what might be found in the dark In the woods Behind the mountains She finds it fine here In the light In the warmth of the sun She doesn´t seek change and doesn’t feel a thrill at the thought of her world being shaken up Doesn´t want it breaking up, being destroyed in order to be recreated Differently We are moved enough by the forces of the months, and the years that shape us Despite our kicking and screaming in silence against the tides of life The ebb and flows we are helpless to change Forever floating on or being thrown about by the great powers surging through our veins Whether despairing or rejoicing at their gifts We are looking at ourselves in mirrors and what our surroundings reflect back Yet often have little awareness of ourselves Of our shadow lurking in the shadows Always there with or without our knowing And so risk simplifying the world And find it difficult to acknowledge the premise of light: that there is darkness Our faces tend to turn towards the light to enabling us to exclaim; All is as should be - Bright and beautiful! Rather than explore that which we prefer not to know Pretend not to see Or hear Not to know the darker unfathomable things Stirring in the depths of ourselves and others Lest our paradise be lost Or possible found For real A different one Another paradise found in realising How the world and its mysteries takes place inside of us Through us With or without or will Still we make the world The premise and promise for us to be blessed and cursed both Our challenge is to know our true experience And accept it
Perla Aurora was born and is currently living in Sweden, but is also a citizien of Aotearoa New Zealand. She has university degrees in Economics and Psychology and has worked in many different sectors in a variety of roles. Her current focus is on writing and photography, with exhibited and published works. She volunteers as a creator of community projects aimed at bringing people together through exploring deeper aspects of life. Her book To him from her with love, a collection of poems and stories that acknowledges and celebrates men and masculinity has just been published.