Tantallon Castle and Bass Rock

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You think you are strong

Walls build by hand, block by block

Find your Middle Ground

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Break down the fortress

Dismantle and declutter

Find peace beyond ruin

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This photo is of Tantallon Castle with Bass Rock behind it. Its close to where I grew up and is a stone’s throw from my Brother and my Mum in East Lothian. I haven’t seen them in person since July 2019.

I’m someone who built the blocks to be strong, but I also need to let go and acknowledge the sweet sadness of not being able to be there. I miss Scotland and the family, and hold them in my heart.

20 comments on “Haiku – fortress

  1. Thought provoking, Val

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  2. Beautiful. Amber ❤

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  3. I was the same too! I looked strong but that was because I had so many walls around me.

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  4. It’s so difficult to be separated from our loved ones. My sister hasn’t seen her adult children in a year due to borders being closed. Sending love and hugs from afar Val. May you be reunited with your loved ones soon 💕🌈

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    • Thanks Karen ❤️It’s such an interesting dynamic … not being present in person, but being present to heart feeling an connection.
      We are multi dimensional beings after all 💕

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  5. Break down the fortress

    Dismantle and declutter

    Find peace beyond ruin

    I love these lines!! So true, we often build walls to feel strong, and then clutter ourselves within. It took me a while to learn of permeable boundaries.

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  6. That fortress needs to crumble to find that peace. And oh so challenging at times, isn’t it?

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  7. Decluttering is enlightening!

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  8. ❤ Not seeing loved ones is the hardest part of this pandemic. Video conferencing is a nice option, but not really the same as being with them.

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  9. Lovely…makes me think if we build it too strongly we sometimes miss letting wonderful people in too 🤔
    Sending wishes that you are reunited with your family soon 🤞❤️

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  10. I hope you get to see your family soon. It looks like a lovely place to live and visit.

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  11. Val, I hope you’ll get to see your family in the upcoming year. Wise words about decluttering, thank you! ❤

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  12. A beautiful photo, Val. Part of strength is being able to let go. Or be patient and wait for the right time. Peace to you, my friend.

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