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    • Melodye Shore

      On the whole, imagery comes easy for me; but whew, I really had to work for this one! Thank goodness for the academics who helped me make sense of this abstract notion. Making it my own was the hardest part, but you know me: I love a challenge!

  1. I loved this post. Liminal. A new word that rolls around on my tongue. Can my life be liminal? As I move further into grandparenthood/husband’s retirement time? Love your images and poetry. Keep it up, Melodye.

    • Melodye Shore

      Fun word, isn’t it? Magical, even. I do believe you’re encountering some of the very things this word connotes and denotes. Praying that your troubles are transient, and wishing for you an abundance of open doors, welcoming arms, and flexible mindsets. xoxo

  2. Beautifully done Melodye. I’m glad you like that word. For me, it packs such a range of meanings, and I’m often recognising that I’m in a liminal space in my life. My late father and I used to play a game. I would find a Czech word and tell him that there was no word for word translation in English, and he, being the private school British doctor, would almost always find an English equivalent meaning and then give me a word to do the same with in Czech. Liminal was one of those English words which is so unique that I couldn’t translate it into Czech or Russian or German. Useful word. (By the way, the Czech word simpaticka -simpatico in Italian, has no proper word for word English translation…lol)
    PS: there’s a link to Sabine up on the blog now. 😀

  3. goodness, yes, i an follow your writing, what a dab eye you are having and describing wonderfully. now i’m enthralled by that hat, there on the treshold of water… this makes me smile so. n♥

  4. Your blog is almost always a dose of what I’d call lyrical seeing and feeling. Beautiful, but quiet moments captured and contextualized by a true poet. Thank you for this, Melodye.

    • Melodye Shore

      A poet, eh? I’m oftentimes called that, but I don’t think of myself that way. Maybe it’s my Bible-based upbringing…there’s an almost limitless supply of metaphors in the Old and New Testament.

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