Day #8 – “Holding On”

holding-on.jpegI saw this hand sculptured picture on a caption the Minds Journal website – – Minds Journal was running a “Caption This” post on their Facebook page.

Today’s pictured message does not have any words but it does display a strong image of two hands holding onto the other, in the company of the other hands sculptured casting… bound together but not flawless in it appearance.
The sculptured hands are joined together; holding on even though the damage that is shown on them shows a weakness in their arm… damaged flaws but not cracked, may be damaged in some parts of the casting but certainly not enough damage is given to show that there may be a chance of breaking.
Only partially damaged but bound hands so strong.. together they prove connection builds a stronghold.
Minds Journal brought forth a poem that I very much like the poem is titled “Hold On Tight” By Marilyn Lott.
I don’t know if there is destiny
Or even if there’s fate
But whatever is in store for us
We must cope with what’s on our plate
I think that life throws curve balls
And we never know when that will be
But we just have to do our best
Yes, possibly that’s our destiny
But we do have choices you know
Life isn’t always fair
Okay, sometimes the challenge
Seems more than we can bare
But watch the sunset in the night
The sunrise in the morn
Smile and face our challenges
Instead of feeling so forlorn
Take a hold and grab on tight
For life gives us quite a ride
Whatever happens or doesn’t happen
We MUST take it all in stride!
By Marilyn Lott
The poem “Hold On Tight” brings forth to me the hope in a couple’s relationship where they both know what they want in their relationship but are not in control of the future of their relationship.. a road of certainty & uncertainty… the last two lines summing up the connection of two people and a relationship; “whatever happens or doesn’t happen We MUST take it all in stride!” with no guarantee of foreverness, but instead it lends a hand to promise and compromise.
I think the picture depicting two people hold hands locked together in the grasps of each other & in the bonded grip of each other locked in a plaster cast that bounds the hold of two people together in a togetherness that is seem by the two people even though the plaster cast is slightly flawed and damaged, showing that love is an unconditional bond between two imperfect
people; holding onto each other even though neither of the two people is completely whole… proving that love is beyond all scars, damages and imperfections!! a place in a couple’s relationship where they may be broken and flawed, but together the damage of them both has made them perfect for each other.
Holding hands is a promise to one another that, for just a moment, the two of you don’t have to face the world alone.



Another written quote that feel sums up today’s daily submission titled “Holding On” is written by Emery Allen – Diamonds In The Rough

I’m often difficult to love. I go through dark periods like the moon and I hide from myself. But I promise I will kiss your wounds when they’re hurting. Even if they’re in your soul. I can find them with the light in my fingertips. I will lead you to the river so you can remember how beautiful it feels to be moved by something that is out of your control. And when our dark periods match, we can breathe with the grass and look at the night sky. The stars will remind us of the beauty in our struggles and we won’t feel lost.

Loving me is indeed a very difficult adventure for anyone knowing or loving me… for those who go beyond the friendship lane of getting to know me… they will often see me in a different light when they finally see me in my vulnerability and in a state of me being completely raw.

I do know that entering into my world for another may come with much baggage and well-hidden heartache… the struggle of finding the real me is certainly an adventure in its own right because I feel that opening myself up to another is a destination in myself that seldom shows the light to its door… I do prefer to keep myself wrapped up in my own level of safety… protected yet able to socialise with others at a level that I feel comfortable in…

But if another person can see past my in selves need to feel safe then eventually I learn to widen the acceptance of our togetherness and learn to trust.

Just as today’s picture of today’s writing shows… two hands connected together builds a strong grip on the bounds a relationship will go to stay whole in the eyes of a non-flawless outer appearance.

After the last few weeks of reflective writing, I felt that I owed it to myself to write something that didn’t appear to be full of heartache of my yesterdays past.

A little less heavy.. but still meaningful and from my heart.

Author. Tanya Kelly


3 thoughts on “Day #8 – “Holding On”

  1. Connecting with others, no matter how challenging it seems to reach out, has always been a way that I”ve found solace. I’m not a natural extrovert, but “learned” through my work how people want to connect in meaningful ways. It taught me that I needed to do that to build new friendships, too, as I moved to a new place post-work, and have now have a new house in a place where they speak a different language. Time to learn French, we’ve thought, as well as reaching out to the small English-speaking community there, too.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts.


  2. We are all complex creatures and walls built are often hard to break down. In the times of social media, knowing someone is culled down to snippets of life. I think our blogs will help us open up a little. Sometimes it is worth sticking around for the ride. 💕


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