"Us" {Tampa, Florida Wedding Photographer}

If you follow me on facebook, you may have seen me announce a blog circle that I am a part of for 2015 called the Twelve by Twelve Project. It is a group of 12 wonderful photographers who are sharing a journey of growth and sharing in 2015. Our first monthly topic is "US." Please join us not only in following each of our blogs, but we would love to have you join in! I can't wait to see the amazing things 2015 brings!   

"US"

For What Binds Us

BY JANE HIRSHFIELD

There are names for what binds us:

strong forces, weak forces.

Look around, you can see them:

the skin that forms in a half-empty cup,

nails rusting into the places they join,

joints dovetailed on their own weight. 

The way things stay so solidly

wherever they've been set down—

and gravity, scientists say, is weak.

 

And see how the flesh grows back

across a wound, with a great vehemence,

more strong

than the simple, untested surface before.

There's a name for it on horses,

when it comes back darker and raised: proud flesh,

 

as all flesh,

is proud of its wounds, wears them

as honors given out after battle,

small triumphs pinned to the chest—

 

And when two people have loved each other

see how it is like a 

scar between their bodies,

stronger, darker, and proud;

how the black cord makes of them a single fabric

that nothing can tear or mend.

 

Please continue the story of "us" in our blog circle by checking out Ashley Yvonne Photography at Tampa Newborn Photography

 

 

Melissa Korta

Contemporary Captures Photography, Tampa, Florida , USA

Contemporary Captures is a premier Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer. Melissa is well-versed in both natural and artificial light and her style mixes modern, bold, dynamic composition with traditional photojournalism. She truly creates those WOW photos that are unique and a work of art. She services Tampa, Orlando, St Petersburg and loves to travel!