Understanding

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Today has been a day when the word Understand has been playing over and over in my mind. It all started  when I playfully said to puppy Stan “You’re the Stan in ‘Understand” on a walk a while after I found him chewing his way through a hardback book of poetry from Ireland called A Fine Statement. (I’d have been raging with any other animal or person who had torn the book to shreds, but I blamed myself for leaving it within his reach and also admired his taste in poetry!)

But what about Understand? What does it mean; what can it mean?

Here’s my latest effort at defining it:

Undress
Nakedness
Deep
Empathy
Respect;
Soulmates
Talk
Animatedly
Nurturing
Discoveries
 

And in case you’re wondering about the photograph of the leaf which I took in Mount Congreve yesterday, it made me think of the much loved hands of my late Mother, who adored trees,  as she grew more and more fragile, yet ever more insightful and understanding.

Mount Congreve Garden, Co. Waterford
Mount Congreve Garden, Co. Waterford
 
 
 

 

Author: socialbridge

I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and I love to write both non-fiction and poetry.

13 thoughts on “Understanding”

    1. Very clever, Sandy!

      I’ve always had my doubts about ‘coffee table’ books, like this one as I’m not a coffee table type but I love it when people turn the tables on me.

  1. What a beautiful photograph, and its matching comparison. I love how you can take the simplest of subjects and make them complex, the simplest of photographic subjects and make them leap out at you.

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