Telling the Truth

connecting the dots of my life

Tag: Perspective

life takes the long road

life takes the long road
through majestic terrain
gleaming and foreboding

daylight falls quickly
below horizons
of narrow vision
ablaze with dying day

This photo, taken in Scotland, is breathtaking. As breathtaking as a single life that burns out boldly before fading into darkness.

It reminds me that what’s happening in and behind the “news” is often not good news, and easily becomes a distraction from the larger picture. The long view doesn’t promise me an eternity. It does, however, invite me to keep my perspective clear.

One of my readers left a wonderful comment in response to yesterday’s post. In it she shared a comment from a friend of hers in India. Here it is–a way of putting things into proper perspective:

WORLD: How could you stay in the Church after all the scandal?
ME: You don’t leave Jesus because of Judas.

Here’s to a thoughtful Tuesday.

© Elouise Renich Fraser, 25 September 2018
Photo found at

1951 | Memories

Rural Free Delivery
pulls into her yard
Stench in his nostrils

Chunky rotting food
steams swimming in slop

Grunting rutting hogs
Apples of her eye
Food on her table

Money in the bank
Sweet smell of success


© Elouise Renich Fraser, 9 January 2016

young man sits fishing

Fishing in Alexandria 3626

young man sits fishing
perched on broken building blocks
subduing rough sea

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The young man is one of two people we spotted fishing on this side of the sea wall. Read the rest of this entry »

watercolor clouds


 watercolor clouds

grace windswept cobalt ripples–

trees reach for blue sky

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© Elouise Renich Fraser, 10 January 2015
Photo credit:  DAFraser, September 2014, Crater Lake, Oregon

wren song greets the day

Carolina Wren Singing

 wren song greets the day

bare bone trees and steel-gray sky

drop into background

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© Elouise Renich Fraser, 14 December 2014
Photo credit: Jack Nevitt Photographer, stock photo
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