This post is dedicated to a very special group of friends I was fortunate to have been brought together with by the same person who dreamed up this blogfest. I would like to thank Damyanti at Dailywrites for her dedication to bringing together like minded people and helping us to tap into our creativity and share it with the world. Thank you for creating the Cherished Blogfest idea, my friend. And to my other friends who have hosted this event, I am sorry I was not able to join in that part but am trying here to at least join in. You have all done a wonderful job as the creative, wonderful souls that you are. So thank you also to Dan Antion of No Facilities,Sharukh at India Destinations, Peter at Demigorgon’s Fiction and Paul from Echoes of the Pen. Congratulations on a job well done!
For me, this is a very daunting task, not because I cannot find that which I cherish, but rather that I cannot choose what I would cherish above anything else. I truly cherish each moment that I am blessed to live in this life, even the painful ones; for they provide the greatest growth and understanding in the end. BUT….narrowing it down to an object has made this task a much easier one and one that might seem fairly obvious to those who know me well. For this object affords me the gift of keeping all my cherished moments, objects and feelings for revisiting and sharing with others. Have you guessed it yet, my friends? My cherished object may seem a bit frivolous; but to me it is companion, teacher, magician, historian, painter and friend. My cherished object for a long while now has been…..
Meet my friend, Mr. Nikon
My camera is my closest friend
from morning with me till day’s end.
The world in all its glory, light
from brilliant dawn to darkest night
and fullest moon.
My family ever close to me
as with my friend, together we
freeze the moments, smiles and tears
that tend to fade throughout the years
of time passing.
When I am sad, the world too mean,
there is joy and comfort to be seen,
as hand in hand we turn our gaze
to wonders present in all the days
that never cease.
A tiny bud, a perfect bloom
the brightest faces in a room.
Sunrise, moonbeams, sandy beach
elusive damselfly, just out of reach
cannot escape our eye.
Soon I forget the pain and sorrow
as I hunger for a new tomorrow.
For therein lies another chance
to sing, to laugh and wildly dance
through puddles in the rain.
These moments, precious, fleeting rare
are gifts too fleeting not to share.
And thusly bring some cheer, a smile-
a chance of pleasure for awhile
to another seeking comfort.
Here, now find, a bit of time
without any reason, order, rhyme.
Of days gone now from memory,
but still so fresh when’er I see
the images my friend has kept for me.
I would like to share with you some of my favorite treasures from the looking glass of my camera. Just click on the video below. What is it that you cherish? I’d love to know!