Nutmeg Chatter has the extreme pleasure of introducing you to the exquisite work of photographer Carolyn Frayn.
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And now, Nutmeg Chatter readers, you are about to take a journey through a virtual gallery hosting the Carolyn Frayn exhibit.
HOME IS WHERE MY LIFE LIVES
BY CAROLYN FRAYN
Home is not the walls that surround my belongings. Home is
the joy and comfort that encompasses my life and follows me
without hesitation. Home is an invisible field of peace and
goodness. Memorable, surprising, delicious, kind, and rife with
tingling finger sensations.
Home is where my life lives.
Home is my son’s laughter bubbling through the halls to
fill my heart with smiles.
Home is the most beautiful faces from far away greeting
me at the door.
Home is my sister’s hands wrapped around mine when
her strength is exactly what I need to carry on.
Home is our children gathered to bake us delights and
stir our bellies with giggles.
Home is my sons magic flying from certain lovely fingers. Home is feeling Mom’s fragile and
strong arms around me, her wish to trade with me my circumstance, home is listening to her
Home is that shaft of sunlight laying softly tickling the
bunny’s nose and gently
rubbing the dog’s eye as they both enjoy our quiet space.
Home is chilly feet curled up under the sage blanket, home is a
cup of tea, a book, the TV. Home is family dinners around the
corner or down the road. Home is drunken pictionary on
basement rugs with sleeping dogs.
Home is an instinct, an
intensely beautiful response, an
oft perfect sense of calm.
Home is laughter, home is warmth. Home holds countless layers of emotions, never still
yet almost silent. Home has no bounds, never ending gently swirling timelessness.
Strength is regained, resolve renewed, home heals all that can be healed.
As dappled sunlight travels the rooms of my life, as rain melts the
gloom and echoes soothing repetition into the nights, as snow softly
blankets my growing fears, as moonlight
finds a place to rest within my quiet reflection, I am home.
Home is where my life lives.
Carolyn Frayn is a Canadian Artist living with terminal breast cancer. Still here, still home.
Carolyn wrote about her experience with metastatic breast cancer in this post HERE and shares her personal experience in her blog ART OF BREAST CANCER which has a facebook page. You can LIKE her fb page HERE.
Categories: Torrington Stories, Tuesday Art Discovery, Visual Arts
Thank you kindly for sharing my work, Joe. It’s such a pleasure to be featured on Nutmeg Chatter. 🙂
Fantastic work, Carolyn. I always enjoy your photographs, but the poem really touched me today.
Thank you, Kate… I’m grateful to know that, you are most kind.
These pictures are wonderful, Carolyn. Thanks for sharing them 🙂
Thank you, Mike! So kind of you to be here… 🙂
Wonderful work, Carolyn. Just wonderful. xo