Whispers on the Wind

Where do whispered wishes go . . as they sail off on the wind, without form or direction; do you hear them crying out? 

Prayers, once part of this lone dandelion flower in Spring Valley, sailing the winds of the cosmic ocean © Lisa Ellen Goodman Photography

Natures Secrets: Update

An update here: 

I’m continuing to study folklore, with emphasis on Iceland, England, and Germany, from last summer’s travels. I’ve also been developing an interest in French, Japanese, and Dutch folklore, and hope to be able to explore these lands in person someday soon. 

The storybook I’m working on, Nature’s Secrets, will be pairing stories with my photographs, illustrations from the places I’ve visited, and what I’ve learned of the folklore of the regions, surrounding the mysteries of nature. 

While going through my photographs, this picture I took of Glastonbury Abbey inspired me to write a short story. I just wonder, when things come together for the storybook and I sort it out, whether this story will belong somewhere in the book. However it works out, I adore this picture and the short story it inspired was exciting to write. And somehow, a penny farthing has popped up in the story! 

Glastonbury, the Abbey 🕸🦇 © Lisa Ellen Goodman Photography

Her Gaze

There’s something, 

Curious, playful, yet ancient and understanding 

Undeniable. 

something in her eyes so beautifully haunting, 

the memory alone makes my bones shiver still . . 

at the same time, bringing my heart comfort and warmth, like coming home

What I wouldn’t give to see her again, 

To gaze into her eyes, and have our souls reunite and dance underneath the stars 🌌

A lantern lights the night at a cozy tea-house in the village. © Lisa Ellen Goodman Photography

Guerilla Dreams

Last night I dreamt what it was like to be in war,

The people around you, they start to disappear . . 

Tonight someone’s missing from the dinner table

Grabbing at anything to put out the flames,

I leave all my clothes behind,

I won’t be needing them anymore.. 

In this lighting, the landscape outside looks like a nightmare hedge, skies ablaze. © Lisa Ellen Goodman Photography

This image represents the horrors of warfare, something i’ve only glimpsed in the nightmare world i entered while asleep last night. The image is a still i took from a video on exhibit at Somerset House, London in summer 2016, entitled, “Dreaming with Stanley Kubrick.” © Lisa Ellen Goodman Photography

When will the dust clear, and what will be left? © Lisa Ellen Goodman Photography