Thursday, April 5, 2012


Today's prompt: Ekphrasis Post. Go to and write a post inspired by the image. Can you link it to your health focus? Don’t forget to post the image!

I look at the image above and think two things:

1) My next house will not be two stories. Oy, the two year old and her antics!

2) On our honeymoon in Paris, Hubster and I took a day trip to Loire Valley to explore the famous chateaus. At Chambord, we saw a double helix staircase designed by Leonardo da Vinci. The image that I found today reminds me of the photo that I took of that staircase. Only I stood at the bottom and focused upward, toward the light.

I think point number two is the perspective from which I can relate this back to my life with diabetes.

Because the perspective of today's photo isn't from the bottom up. It's from midway up the staircase, looking back down at the progress you've already made.

The hole at the bottom is diagnosis. Dark, scary. For me, involving coma and near death as a kid.

Each step brought me to where I find myself today. Each finger prick, each injection. The climb at times has seemed insurmountable. I've had to stop now and then to catch my breath.

But there is a source of light. There is the railing, curved like a strong arm, that I can cling to. It's my husband, my community, my own strength.

As I lie in my bed staring at the photo, contemplating all of the deep things I want to find in the image, Sweetie is lying next to me and exclaims, "A slide! Wee!"

*laughs* Okay, yeah, I guess I can see that, too. Though it's certainly not a slide I want to be back at the bottom of.

But that may give you some indication of what I'm dealing with with point number 1. LOL

Sweetly Trivial - Today's entry marks my 100th blog post here at Sweetly Voiced. Thanks for reading!


  1. Oh I really like this! Great symbolism. Congrats on your 100th post. I look forward to reading the next 100.