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Astride a Grave

“They give birth astride of a grave, the light gleams an instant, then it’s night once more.” Pozzo, Waiting for Godot

On the surface of it, referencing Beckett doesn’t seem the obvious choice for a blog that aims to be relentlessly positive, but I love this quote. I don’t see negativity in it, it’s a rallying cry!
We are born astride a grave and the light does only gleam an instant. Life is too short not to try new things or test ourselves; too short to spend time with people who don’t enrich our lives and help us shine; too short to not be confidently naked in front of a lover or to prance on a sunny beach in our swimwear; too short to worry about what’s wobbling when we’re running, dancing, fucking…


  1. Positive and encouraging words, and an amazing picture! You look so beautiful x

  2. i love this, and especially the words that accompany it for its truth especially…lovely

  3. Fantastic words, and an amazing image to accompany them.

  4. Love the positivity of this post! Lovely image too 🙂
    Rebel xox

  5. lovely view

  6. I completely agree with you, life is too short, best live it to its fullest before it is gone

  7. This is wonderful! The quote, and your thoughts on it, are inspiring. Your photo is amazing! The colors are so rich, and I love the contrast of pink skin and emerald. The way you look out speaks directly of the quote. Really powerful stuff!

  8. I love this! Then image and especially your words… So,true and yet still such a challenge.

  9. Beautiful words, and the photo matches your imagery so very well.
    xx Dee

  10. Yes!
    All of that – so exuberant and joyful.
    I love this post and beautiful picture x x

  11. Indeed! It’s best to seize the day without worrying about all those pesky details!
    ~Kazi xxx

  12. Wonderfully put . . . and wonderfully placed!!!
    Xxx – K

  13. The words accompanying this exquisite image are almost as beautiful as the lady! The colors are so vibrant!

  14. This really made me smile, I couldn’t agree more with your words and your picture is beautiful.

  15. This is such an amazing image and I absolutely adore cemeteries! But your words are so true, life is far too short too worry, it’s just a shame most of us forget those words at key moments!

  16. Another great photo! The focussing and the colour are wonderful, and I love the sentiment. Life is definitely too short to worry! Xxx

  17. Perfect sentiments – and life is too short not to share such wonderful images

  18. I love the soft focus around the edges and the vibrant shades of green. And your lovely backside!

  19. Absolutely true and this image is beautiful.

  20. You’ve done such a good job with the colours on this – those greens are lush in both senses of the word – and it really brings out the idea of this being a photo about life, not death. Plus your arse looks great, obviously!

  21. hahah i love this image!
    so beautiful and the colors and textures
    but TinMan would be having fits if he saw this, he is ubbbbbber respectful 😉

  22. Love, love, love this picture. The sentiment, the lushness of the setting and of course, the glorious you. Xx

  23. I love the color & texture in this shot–gorgeous!

  24. The beautiful imagery in your words matches the gorgeous photo that goes with it!

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