Black and White Wednesday -"Through The Eyes of a Child"

June 16, 2010

Sarah on the Railing2 BLOG

Through the eyes of a child
By Ann Gibson

If you look at the world through a child's eyes
Everything will look different
Maybe even a little distorted at first
But then, you understand,
It starts to make sense
Little by little

An imaginary friend
Someone only they can see
Someone only they can understand
But you always go along with it
You pretend you see them too
But you don't

A castle made of blankets and chairs
To you it's only a mess
To a child it's their own creation
It can entertain them for hours
You get bored within minutes
Through their eyes
It's different
It's special

A tea party with stuffed animals on the lawn
At first it looks like a child sitting in the grass
Talking to no one in particular
You ask, they tell
It's a tea party and you're invited
You play along but you don't understand

A doll, a truck, a car, a spoon
A favorite that can't be left behind
It's a tragedy when it's not there
The world stops spinning
The sun stops shining
They will never see another living day
Through A Child's Eyes

But then
You come to the rescue
The world begins turning again
The sun begins shining again
And they will live to see another day

Through a child's eyes
Everything is bright and happy
Even when the sun isn't shining
The sun in their hearts is
If you ever have a bad day
Talk to a child
Not about your problems
But about your joys
It will make a difference
When you look at the world
Through a child's eyes


Wanda said...

So true Lisa. What a shame we have to grow up (Or do we? Hmm........)

There's such a silky softness to this photo of Sarah. It's quiet and contemplative and matches the poem perfectly.

Have a wonderful (childlike) day!

Mei Mei s and Mayhem said...

Love this pic Lisa, it is so warm, just gorgeous!!
I really like that big flower hair bow and polka dots are my favorite!!

Great poem too! :-)

Unknown said...

Beautiful picture! I love it!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the beautiful poem. I am going to save it, put it in our kitchen and be sure to read it when I'm having a trying day. Thank you.

Karli @ The Bonnie 5 said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Your daughter is the most expressive child I think I've ever seen. Goodness! Just stunning.

Kayce said...

Beautiful! The poem is one of my favorites! :) Have a wonderful week Lisa!

Kim said...

WOW ... picture perfect!
Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,

fleur de lis cottage said...

Such a beautiful image of Sarah (so soft and airy) and the poem...just perfect!

Unknown said...

Wow I really love the picture its just stunning.

Sarah Andrews said...

Love this capture of your little sweetie!! Thanks for hosting!

Jodee said...

Adorable picture of Sarah. I wish we could get some pictures of our girls together wearing their matching dresses!

Sweet poem too!

Have a Happy Hump Day!

Anonymous said...

Seriously, little girls are so much fun! And your Sarah is precious!! Love the way the sun is catching her beautifully!

Love Letters To China said...

What a beautiful picture to match such beautiful words. I so wish I could think like a child at times. I definitely need to find the child's side in me.

Happy Wednesday to you!

Formerly known as Frau said... have amazing talent and she is a stunning girl.

Kim said...

Hey there! What a sweet picture and the poem to go with it is perfect! Mason and Alyssa and I were just remembering Alyssa's imaginary friend, Jessa, last night :). Have a great day!

the meaklims said...

I just love the angle and tone of this picture, as well as her faraway look.

I just love this post.


Sandra said...

Love the picture and the words are beautiful. I don't think I've ever seen that before.

Serline said...

Very intriguing, the look in her eyes. That posture. A moment of contemplation? Listening for the call of her mom in the distance? Calm just before mischief?

Courtney said...

How beautiful! Truly lovely!

paige said...

lisa girl, i know i've said this before
but wow!
this one may be my fave!!
gorgeous gorgeous colors
i mean gorgeous

Unknown said...

That is SO beautiful. The poem and the picture. I could seriously look at pictures of Sarah all day long :)
I wonder if that would be a good use of my time : ) Definitely!

Jboo said...

Sweet post and poem Lisa! Love that photo of Sarah.

Hope you have a great Wednesday!


Denise said...

Love the poem, love the picture! Is there a linky thing this week? I don't see one, but then I am having computer laptop totally crashed this morning...ugh!

Kim said...

Love that photo..
Have a great day..

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Courtney said...

Beautiful and in the moment! Really love the vintage look to it! :)

Faith Hope Love Photography said...

Love this photo Lisa!! And the chocolate feeling of it. And then to boot this poem fits it so perfectly. Sorry I have been missing in action on these blogs lately, summer is finally starting to peak a little between rains here so I have been really busy with photography stuff but I will catch up soon. Still want to take the second class but we will keep in touch! Oh and if I can convince my husband and Robin to come with me I would love to take your next workshop...cuz I know you will be awesome at them(and truthfully it would be so much fun to meet you ;) )

Mary Lou said...

That is the sweetest poem. I love it. Love the photo also.
Thank you for hosting us.

Everything Beautiful Shay said...

I LOVE this image! So soft yet striking! I have clicked around on other blogs today and it was so fun to see everyone's styles and post! Thanks for doing this every week. I LOVE it and thanks for helping me last night!!! I hope to shoot like you one day! In the meantime... LOVE practicing!

asj said...

Great shot... hope you enjoy the one of my "Child" :)

3 Peanuts said...

Lovely image and poem, Lisa. Congrats on your workshop. It is so wonderful that you have turned this talent into something so beautiful.

You really have a gift.

I usually don't have a photo for b and w weds but I am trying so hard to get back into my photography. it has taken a back seat to my health and other things. I SO wish i could come to your workshop!!!!

I am going to e-mail you ...I have some questions.


Christy said...

Love Wednesdays!

Unknown said...

What a gorgeous photo - with the muted tones and the boken in the background. And of course, Sarah's contemplative look.

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

I'm always awed by your photos! Another stunner.


Michelle R Photography said...

Beautiful!! Just beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

Im a little late today :) Beautiful photo and poem.

Marla said...

Pretty poem, gorgeous picture! I love how soft and light it is. You know I'm a big fan of the chocolate-y look.

Hope y'all are having a fun day!

Virginia said...

She is so beautiful, love this photo. Love the poem, too.

Gin =)

beingzaraandzidan said...

wow! what a pic. Love it!
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beingzaraandzidan said...

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jeffkny said...

Lisa...your photo taking skills amaze me. All of your portraits are fantastic!

Kim Rahn said...

absolutely gorgeous, as always! it's photos like this that are the reason I became a faithful follower (stalker) of yours. I can not wait to learn from you and hang out with you very soon! See you in July!

Missy said...

A dollar short and a day (or a few) late...anyway, absolutely stunning picture of Sarah! I love the fact that you can just see her eyes...perfect, along with the poem.

CC said...

beautiful picture!

Dita said...

I agree with Wanda...the processing of this gorgeous picture completely fits the mood of this beautiful poem.

Exceptional, as always!