A Bowl of Blueberries

Yesterday was about the fresh warmth among his sweaty fingers. Today is all about a bowl of blueberries.

The most oft-repeated trouble of all the philosophers since the beginning of civilization has been in defining the sugar-coated synonyms of positivity. The adrenalin rush that pushes you over the edge to embrace life with all its dubious complexities and less-bothered nothings. The wine glasses clinking and a rain of booze dripping from one side of the glass. Alcoholic glee bragging about wounds from knives and daggers of life. The taste of contentment offered in a chasm since the dawn. Wine or wine glasses? Booze or its sweet decoration? Which one carries bliss in its ivory pocket?

Yesterday was about the sound of rain monitored on the dashboard of heartbeats. Today is all about a bucket of blueberries.

Here’s another peek at the realm of happiness. Imagine a group of masons working on the hungry buildings against the orange sky. Ladders beneath their messy breaths, cement climbing up their spines like a reptile. A tornado of dust, coming up to unravel the poor workers’ fate anticlockwise. And suddenly a twinge of rain brings a long-distance conference call from the emerging scuttle of downpour. Before you know it, the whole town is running after some unseen devil. Yet the poor masons are still climbing up the slippery ladders; moist eyes still fixed on the synchronized bricks after bricks.

You, on the other hand, are tasting the rain-soaked window grilles against your cheek, romanticizing about the workers’ ill-fate. Then you notice the workers’ feet are tap-dancing at their own laughter and they’re singing in the rain some folk song long due from their country house. And that’s happiness, unfeigned and newly born. The background of a photograph; not always on focus. Yet always stays within the frame of life. Sometimes the key is to obscure yourself to let the background come to life.

The third bell at a theatre, the oozing smell from wooden boats, the Milky Way where Jane Austen enlivens her creations with a musical clap-take your pick!

Yesterday was about losing your grip on yourself by racing with highway wind. Today is all about a bowl of blueberries.

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27 Comments Add yours

  1. ignited says:

    Wonderful post! 🌻👍

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  2. Very deep and beautiful 🙂

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  3. Heidi says:

    It’s so true that what seems like a trial for one person might be a gift to someone else. I love the story about the masons.

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  4. Cristina Pop says:

    What a wonderful post! We don’t even realize how important we might be for other people.

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  5. I love the underlying meaning of your post. I truly think that you are a fantastic writer, your posts would probably make for a great book.

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  6. Your write so nicely. This should be turned into a poem. I look forward to reading more of your writing.

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  7. You have written it so nicely, I don’t know why I can feel something precious in every reads.

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  8. That’s very nice of you to say that.

    Like

  9. Kristen says:

    Blueberries are special in my house, so this seems especially poignant to me. Every year on my son’s birthday I gift him with a pint of blueberries. It’s simple and inexpensive – yet it represents a world of love and joy.

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  10. tamaralikecamera says:

    I love your metaphors and especially the one about the background of a photograph not always being in focus, and the frame of life.
    Also, now I want a bowl of blueberries.

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  11. Shanab says:

    Love the writing very meaningful and descriptive. Keep them coming!

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  12. Tara says:

    I like how you said, “Yesterday was about losing your grip on yourself by racing with highway wind.” reminds me of going for a long drive to get away from the struggles of the day.

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  13. thebetterlyf says:

    Beautifully crafted piece it’s a joy to read.

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  14. Evelyn Lo Foreman says:

    This is poetic and poignant. It is a beautiful reminder that the present is all that we have to live our blueberry life 😍

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  15. Akamatra says:

    This is so very true! Happiness can be found in any simple thing as long as you look for it!

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  16. sveeteskapes says:

    This is a great reminder, our past could be (even yesterday) could have gone great or not. But today is all we have and we should live it to the fullest.

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  17. iiipphy says:

    What a deep, beautiful and thought-provoking piece. Let’s cherish every moment. Today is the day, lie it to the fullest.

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  18. Gotta live life to the fullest and not think about the past. Beautifully written, I love the hidden meaning in all of your masterpieces.

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  19. Kiwi says:

    This is a beautiful perspective. Thanks for sharing and we should all think like this.

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  20. Heather says:

    It’s a very interesting metaphor. Thank you for sharing.

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  21. Ruth I. says:

    This is beautifully written. I love how deep and meaningful this is. There are times that we need to let go of things and a time to enjoy.

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  22. I’ve always found it fascinating how we can mean different things to others — to one we are the world, to someone else we’re someone in this world.

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