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today in Britain it is mothers day, the day to honour mothers of all kind, so i should like to spare a thought for those β€œalmost” mothers whose babies lives are over before they are even born. To lose someone you love is a tragedy, to lose a child is truly heart-breaking, but there is a special kind of grief for the loss of a child who never was. After a miscarriage a woman suffers not only from the grief of loosing a child, but also from the guilt that they are somehow to blame, either because of something they did or because of something that may have failed to do, most of these women will never be given any reason why, they will simply be told β€œthese things happen, better luck next time”. It is a lot more common than you might imagine, with maybe one in six pregnancies ending in miscarriage, this does not necessarily make it any easier, maybe making you feel that you should not be grieving for something that is just an ordinary part of life, you should be getting over it and moving on. But it is not just β€œone of those things” it is the loss of hope, the loss of a whole future you had imagined for yourself, you might have pictured yourself sailing paper boats on a puddle with a tousle headed boy, that future isn't going to happen any more, you must readjust. Obviously I understand that the loss of a baby is terrible for fathers too, with an additional burden of helplessness, but it is not the visceral pain of a mother whose body has somehow let her down. Some of these mothers will go on to have healthy babies, some will not, some will grieve for the babies that were never even concieved, life is not fair, not everyone will get what they deserve, we just have to learn to live with the hand we are dealt. So, heart-breaking as it is, happy mothers day to all mothers, and all women who should be mothers, even if fate has been unkind. πŸ’§πŸ’¦πŸ’§πŸ’¦πŸ’§πŸ’¦πŸ’§πŸ’¦ #aravish2o (Still no edit, working outdoors in order to get sunlight reflected on the water) πŸ’§πŸ’¦πŸ’§πŸ’¦πŸ’§πŸ’¦πŸ’§πŸ’¦ #girlscreating #pocket_creative #creativelysquared #styleonmytable #creativityfound #in#gotd_1458 #thecreativehive #jj_creative #hashtagfloosie #headyart #indetail #rsa #stilllife_perfection #jj_forum_1853
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Soon I will have a shiny wreath of aluminium oak leaves, for now I have just a handful. Before that there was pile of sharp metal scraps on the table, not much thicker than paper but unwieldy and with a determined memory of its earlier shape. Before that there was a refreshing glass of sweet brown liquid, effervescence racing to the surface and exploding in a fine mist as it meets the air. Before that there was a hot day and a raging thirst, condensation collecting on the can an irresistible temptation. Before that there was a shop with crates stacked high, before that there was a truck pounding relentlessly up and down the trunk roads, before that there was a factory mixing countless gallons of water with caramel and other "secret ingredients". Before that there was a river, flowing from the mountain top through a mighty oak forest down to the valley where the factory stands, a giant brooding edifice. Before that there was rain and clouds and evaporation, before that was an ocean... I could go on.. This is my first "slideshow" for @jjcommunity forum today, but it only ever tells part of the story #jj_forum_1851
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The spring is sprung, The grass is "rizz" I wonder where the birdie is. The bird is on the wing. Well how absurd. I always though the wing was on the bird.. πŸ›πŸ¦πŸ›πŸ¦πŸ›πŸ¦ As my father used to sing to me on a sunny morning πŸ›πŸ¦πŸ›πŸ¦πŸ›πŸ¦ #creative_display_ #arte_minimal #creativegrammer #createcaptura #hubs_united #artybus #arts_help #artselect #moodcommunity #ilikeitlikethis #artistic_unity_ #magic_shots #girlscreating #pocket_creative #creativelysquared #styleonmytable #creativityfound #instamoments #rsa_ladies #thecreativehive #jj_creative #hashtagfloosie #headyart #indetail #rsa #stilllife_perfection #jj_forum_1853
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Even when you cut us we are strong to the core πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ #creative_display_ #arte_minimal #creativegrammer #createcaptura #hubs_united #artybus #arts_help #artselect #moodcommunity #ilikeitlikethis #artistic_unity_ #magic_shots #girlscreating #pocket_creative #creativelysquared #styleonmytable #creativityfound #instamoments #rsa_ladies #thecreativehive #jj_creative #hashtagfloosie #headyart #indetail #rsa #stilllife_perfection #unionjack #prayforlondon #jj_forum_1853
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The year sits on a fulcrum, a moment of balance between day and night, when half our time is governed by fiery Apollo, the Sun God, and half by his dark twin Artemis, Goddess of the Moon. Tomorrow the balance will tip in favour of Apollo, our days will become longer than our nights, what joy, no wonder he has been singled out from the birth of time for worship. But women know that the tides of our bodies have always been ruled by the moon, and long before we knew to claim our equality the moon Goddess was drawing the stars across the night sky on a charging chariot, her bow raised. The ancient story of these twins is a perfect allegory of how men and women, both strong, can be as different as day and night, but still be equal. 🌞🌚🌞🌚🌞🌚🌞 (This original A4 Artemis painting in acrylic and chalk pastel, available for Β£40 sterling, DM or e-mail me if you are interested) πŸŒ•πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜πŸŒ‘πŸŒ’πŸŒ“πŸŒ” #creative_display_ #arte_minimal #creativegrammer #createcaptura #hubs_united #artybus #arts_help #artselect #moodcommunity #ilikeitlikethis #artistic_unity_ #magic_shots #girlscreating #pocket_creative #creativelysquared #styleonmytable #creativityfound #instamoments #rsa_ladies #thecreativehive #jj_creative #hashtagfloosie #headyart #indetail #rsa #stilllife_perfection #picinpic_hp #gmfm_0690 #artsandcrafts2_nio #jj_forum_1853
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What's the difference between an elephant and a banana............have you ever tried peeling an elephant!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Hoping to raise a smile for #internationaldayofhappiness 🐘🍌🐘🍌🐘🍌🐘🍌🐘🍌🐘🍌🍌🐘🍌🐘🍌🐘🍌🐘🍌🐘🍌🐘 #unexpected #aravisfantasyfruitnveg #creative_display_ #arte_minimal #creativegrammer #createcaptura #hubs_united #artybus #arts_help #artselect #moodcommunity #ilikeitlikethis #artistic_unity_ #magic_shots #girlscreating #pocket_creative #creativelysquared #styleonmytable #creativityfound #instamoments #rsa_ladies #thecreativehive #jj_creative #hashtagfloosie #headyart #indetail #rsa #stilllife_perfection #jj_forum_1853
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As I posted fire yesterday, I thought I would balance it with a little ice #aravishand #WHPyoungatheart πŸ§β„οΈπŸ–πŸ»β„οΈπŸ§β„οΈπŸ–πŸ»β„οΈπŸ§β„οΈπŸ–πŸ»β„οΈπŸ§β„οΈπŸ–πŸ»β„οΈπŸ§β„οΈπŸ–πŸ»β„οΈπŸ§β„οΈ #creative_display_ #arte_minimal #creativegrammer #createcaptura #hubs_united #artybus #arts_help #artselect #moodcommunity #ilikeitlikethis #artistic_unity_ #magic_shots #girlscreating #pocket_creative #creativelysquared #styleonmytable #creativityfound #instamoments #rsa_ladies #thecreativehive #jj_creative #hashtagfloosie #headyart #indetail #rsa #stilllife_perfection #jj_forum_1846 #gotd_1451
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Each night as the sun sinks and the air cools I open the doors on the little stove, i griddle the ash and clinkers from the night before, agitating them to drop down into the tray below, every third day the tray of ashes must be taken outside and sprinkled on the garden. Then I roll β€œfirelighters” from newspaper, I still roll and tuck them in exactly the way my father taught me as a child, on top of the layer of newspaper I lay out slivers of kindling, chopped with the little billhook so old I cannot remember where it came from, a wooden wine-box on the hearth holds the bigger pieces of wood, some recycled from pallets or fence-posts, some foraged from the woods. I hold a flame to the laid fire, the red creeps across it like a touch paper, I close the door allowing the air to draw through fanning the flames, when the wood is burning properly I shake a shovelful of coal over the top, we will need to feed the fire a few times over the evening, mixing the wood and coal, with a final β€œbanking up” as we head upstairs to bed, the fire will burn on over night warming the house as we sleep. Now as the evenings get longer and warmer, will I miss this nightly ritual, I suspect I will be just as happy bathing in the fiery glow of the sun. πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ #macro_mood #macro_holic #rebel_macro #creativegrammer #createcaptura #hubs_united #artybus #arts_help #artselect #moodcommunity #ilikeitlikethis #artistic_unity_ #magic_shots #girlscreating #pocket_creative #creativelysquared #styleonmytable #creativityfound #instamoments #rsa_ladies #thecreativehive #jj_creative #hashtagfloosie #headyart #indetail #rsa #stilllife_perfection #jj_forum_1846
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Is it possible to measure good luck? Happy #stpatricksday to my Irish friends. The gloves are off tomorrow however for the last match of the #6nations 🐌☘️🐌☘️🐌☘️🐌☘️🐌☘️ #creative_display_ #arte_minimal #creativegrammer #createcaptura #hubs_united #artybus #arts_help #artselect #moodcommunity #ilikeitlikethis #artistic_unity_ #magic_shots #girlscreating #pocket_creative #creativelysquared #styleonmytable #creativityfound #instamoments #rsa_ladies #thecreativehive #jj_creative #hashtagfloosie #headyart #indetail #rsa #stilllife_perfection #jj_forum_1846 #dispatch_green17
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My parents took us to London Zoo, it was a big event, any trip to London was a big event. We would see Chi Chi the famous giant panda and Guy the even more famous gorilla. I did not like looking at Guy through the thick glass of his enclosure, it seemed invasive, like staring through someone's front window, he was just a little too human. We saw Elephants lazily munching hay, one sweeping back and forth with a branch from a plane tree, the brown pom-pom seed heads bobbing like Christmas baubles. we saw giraffes, i was equally impressed by the outrageously tall arched stable doors on the giraffe house as i was by the long necked beasts. I particularly liked the tapir, how had i never heard of this comical animal with its fat little black two tone body and its unexpected velvety trunk. We wandered through the aviaries, pressed our noses against the glass in the reptile and insect houses, and frowned at the somewhat grubby polar bear, trying to cool off in the summer heat of London. At last, tired and hungry, we found a little area of grass and flower beds laid out below tall spreading plane trees, spotting the brown pom-poms swaying from the bows over head again I assumed that it was an elephants food tree. We sat on a little park bench and my mother unpacked a picnic she had brought, we talked about all we had seen as she handed out sandwiches and poured beakers of orange squash for us girls and tea for herself and my father. As we ate, a squirrel made its way down the tree and stood on the grass in front of us boldly, we threw our crusts to it and watched in delight as it settled onto its haunches to eat, boldly darting closer and closer to collect further crusts we had laid out for it, playing a game with us that it doubtless played every day with the endless stream of tourists. ....cont #jj_forum_1849 #picinpic_hp
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there was a time when the edges of the map was unfinished, when men set out in little wooden ships, bidding their sobbing wives and children farewell, and went in search of adventure and fortune. Sometimes they returned, against the odds, telling astounding tales of strange lands, wild seas and angry serpents, and sometimes after years of trusting to faith their families had to accept that they were either at the bottom of the sea or had met some other unimaginable fate, never to be seen again. It is not surprising then, that the map makers took up their quills and at the edge of the maps wrote the ominous phrase β€œhere be dragons” πŸŒŠπŸ™β›΅οΈπŸ™πŸŒŠπŸ™β›΅οΈπŸ™πŸŒŠ 🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊 #creative_display_ #arte_minimal #creativegrammer #createcaptura #hubs_united #artybus #arts_help #artselect #moodcommunity #ilikeitlikethis #artistic_unity_ #magic_shots #girlscreating #pocket_creative #creativelysquared #styleonmytable #creativityfound #instamoments #rsa_ladies #thecreativehive #jj_creative #hashtagfloosie #headyart #indetail #rsa #stilllife_perfection #jj_forum_1846
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