03-15, When the Raging Sea Is in Me

How my heart sometimes feels on the inside. ~Artist Unknown

My heart aches today.
Some pains are never spoken.
Raging seas hold pleas.

22 thoughts on “03-15, When the Raging Sea Is in Me

    1. Dear amyilene,

      I am so honored by your every remark. I saw this painting at an event I was invited to over a year ago, and it resonated with me in so many ways.

      I thought it matched the turmoil I felt, though I regret that I don’t know who the artist was. Sometimes, pictures add the most wonderful layer of dimension to our words. This one is definitely one of my favorites.

      Thank you so much for your feedback.

      ~Carla Michelle

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much affinitolit,

      Though I realized I could have written a lengthier post, the depth of emotion would best be captured in the context of few words and a single picture.

      Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with me.

      ~Carla Michelle


    1. Dear jodimahoney,

      You are such an insightful reader. I felt like you were reading my mind.

      I really do love art – and it is a connection deeply tied to my father, who passed away a little over five years ago.

      As an educator, one of my favorite things to do is to write as inspired by art, and encourage my students to do the same.

      I saw so many things in this picture that spoke volumes without saying anything – and I thought it would be most befitting to link it with a haiku that would capture my sentiments.

      So glad that the message wasn’t lost – and thank you kindly for your words of encouragement. I take them to heart.

      With Warmest Regards,

      ~Carla Michelle

      Liked by 1 person

  1. A unique pairing of concepts, raging seas with an aching heart. So many sad possibilities in these words and picture. You’ve captured this universal emotion so well today; I hope there are calmer seas ahead for you.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Dear cmargocs,

      I was very happy to find the art as I was searching for a picture that would best resemble the emotions I felt. Much of its appeal is distinctly what you surmised – so many sad possibilities…

      Thank you so much for sharing your perspective. I am humbled. I am looking forward to calmer seas, too. Those of late have felt overwhelmingly hard to bear.


      ~Carla Michelle

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Dear jahartz,

      I am so grateful for your remarks on this slice. As with most pictures within a community of writers, you’ve introduced an element that I’d not yet considered – the strength of the whale.

      There are times when I feel I can make it through anything, almost as if I’m invincible. Yet, I have to remember that even the strongest have moments of weakness.

      I am also reminded that my faith lies in One who is so much stronger than I am – and even when I go through the storms at sea, I am not alone.

      Thank you so much for sharing this with me. I will remember it every time I see this picture. With your insight, it has taken on new and deeper meaning.

      With Warmest Regards,

      ~Carla Michelle

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Dear limitlyssthoughts,

      I don’t think I can imagine a higher compliment. I believe beautifully written pain is perhaps the greatest oxymoron to be experienced by a writers. It is difficult to encounter firsthand, but is often the soil for our most profound moments of growth.

      Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful words. Hang in there, I will.


      ~Carla Michelle


    1. Dear Clare,

      I couldn’t agree more. I am grateful for the comfort perceived and expressed. Though visibly concise, it was among the most difficult pieces to write.

      I felt the words and the picture through and through and reflected on them throughout my day. Nevertheless, I’m so appreciative of the kindness of this community of writers.

      I feel that each one demonstrates an understanding of words in the most sacred of ways. And on that note, thank you so much for sharing that sacred insight with me today.

      It is cherished.

      With all sincerity,

      ~Carla Michelle


    1. Dear iwearitonmysleeve,

      You have spoken a true word indeed. I hope to hang on until my turn as the whale ends – and even tighter if I find myself in the sea again.

      Thank you so much for your feedback. Your idiom rings true.


      ~Carla Michelle


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.