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Shades Like Hazel

Shades Like Hazel

Reaching out your hand of stone

Digging in that vast boneyard

For the remains of those who trust

They bury your lies while you roam

With time broken bones heal

Together harder than before

And echoes of sorry turn to steel

 

And was it just so easy

And so very simple,

For you, for you

Because I wanted to believe

I wanted to believe

in shades like hazel

in shades like hazel

But without vision…

Without love…

It was just so easy

And so very simple

 

Falling deep into those strange days

Where now no sound plays and plays

On a lost staircase, in an unlocked closet

My new shelter made from the shock…

It wasn’t my weak knees, afraid to fall

For the fool in me, and the fool in you

It wasn’t just my weakness after all

 

And was it just so easy

And so very simple,

For you, for you

Because I wanted to believe

I wanted all to believe

in shades like hazel

in shades like hazel

But without vision…

Without love…

It was just so easy

And so very simple

-Natalie W.

 

****A note about my Instagram accounts****

It’s been almost a year since I created this instagram account: natalie_a_wheeler.  Several years prior to setting this one up, I was using my alternate @actnaturallyphotography one exclusively.  I thought that my personal, often strange/experimental photographs didn’t fit in with what I was posting at @actnaturallyphotography.  If you want to see shiny, happy pictures of my children or Cuba street photography, you might not want to see pictures of my eyeball, or maybe even my face-especially if it looks moody or intense. I realized lately that that was ridiculous for my purposes, not to mention a bit exhausting.  Every picture I post is a reflection of my immediate world and vision.  And honestly, I  know better than to try to divide myself and my art up for whatever audience I feel is most appropriate.  I am one whole person– a loving mom; an artist; a lover of light,  shadows,  music, shapes, color, ideas, words, travel, culture, and passion.  This is a space where you will find pictures that reflect the fact I am a mom (a very grateful one!), but also a WOMAN, and like all other women, I have many dimensions to my life and my soul.  I have no plans to use my other account anymore unless I start taking on client work again.
Stay tuned for my up coming  summer roadtrip.  After our time in Ohio, I will be hitting the road with my guy to visit some pretty awesome places: Nashville, Atlanta, New Orleans and Austin to name just a few.  There will be many photographs of our travels to share here. Peace & love!

 

About the artist:

Natalie’s primary goal as an artist is to evoke feeling through her words and photographs.  Her artistic journey began long ago but it wasn’t until she entered her 30s that photography and writing became the primary outlet for her artistic expression.  She likes to share the way she sees the world with those who are interested in her perspective.  She is inspired by light, shadows, contrast, shapes, lines, colors, words, nature, adventure, music, and of course, the people, and animals she loves!   She has recently been experimenting with self-portraiture and finding additional outlets for her art.  While experimenting in different directions and following her passions as they arise, she is laying the groundwork for the future paths of her artistic journey.  Her work has been published by Lensbaby, Beyond the Wanderlust, and she is an artist at Offset.com.

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