Suby & Sins House

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Wish You Were Here...

Sinem In The House

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A lovely shot taken by Sinem on her recent holiday in Turkey. Hopefully she will add some lovely words to accompany this image, she is currently still stuck (at 22:30hrs) preparing lesson plans for her students, God the life of a teacher.  Suby

WISH YOU WERE HERE...

Those we leave behind and those we take with us... Every journey we take, every trip we make involves a farewell, however brief it is, and a hello somewhere else. We leave our home, our possessions, most importantly, our loved ones behind; we bring back, in due course, memories, photographs, gifts.

What happens when you have got two lands to call a home, two people in two different parts of the world to call family?

Then each journey itself becomes an extended farewell. Each journey becomes a purgatory. Each time you pack up your gifts, your photographs, your memories, you leave behind another piece of your heart behind, along with maybe a pair of flip-flops or a spare toothbrush, and broken pieces of your laughter.  Each time you leave 'home' to go 'home', farewells become more and more difficult. Hence, you find yourself somewhere in a half-way cabin, in limbo, forever wishing someone was there...

"In that half-way house in the sky,

Hanging mid-air

Between your mother and your lover,

Missing both, missing yourself.

Halfway between salvation and isolation,

In that limbo of abandoned houses

And broken hearts,

Alone.

In the purgatory of your mind.

Wishing you were home."

 

Sin (Istanbul-London, 21/08/06)

Words and photography by Sinem

ps. Do apologise for such a gloomy piece for today. :(

"Ars longa, vita brevis."

Wish You Were Here...

Sinem In The House

See  policyofsubster

A lovely shot taken by Sinem on her recent holiday in Turkey. Hopefully she will add some lovely words to accompany this image, she is currently still stuck (at 22:30hrs) preparing lesson plans for her students, God the life of a teacher.  Suby

WISH YOU WERE HERE...

Those we leave behind and those we take with us... Every journey we take, every trip we make involves a farewell, however brief it is, and a hello somewhere else. We leave our home, our possessions, most importantly, our loved ones behind; we bring back, in due course, memories, photographs, gifts.

What happens when you have got two lands to call a home, two people in two different parts of the world to call family?

Then each journey itself becomes an extended farewell. Each journey becomes a purgatory. Each time you pack up your gifts, your photographs, your memories, you leave behind another piece of your heart behind, along with maybe a pair of flip-flops or a spare toothbrush, and broken pieces of your laughter.  Each time you leave 'home' to go 'home', farewells become more and more difficult. Hence, you find yourself somewhere in a half-way cabin, in limbo, forever wishing someone was there...

"In that half-way house in the sky,

Hanging mid-air

Between your mother and your lover,

Missing both, missing yourself.

Halfway between salvation and isolation,

In that limbo of abandoned houses

And broken hearts,

Alone.

In the purgatory of your mind.

Wishing you were home."

 

Sin (Istanbul-London, 21/08/06)

Words and photography by Sinem

ps. Do apologise for such a gloomy piece for today. :(

"Ars longa, vita brevis."

comments (22)

Nice work... Thanks for sharing!
Michael
Suby & Sinem: Thank you for taking the time to read. Sinem
Lovely picture and words.
Suby & Sinem: Thank you, Morenike, glad you liked both. Sinem
  • atunbi
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Sep 2006, 01:51
Pictures very nice.
Suby & Sinem: Thanks. Sinem
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 7 Sep 2006, 03:22
Sad conflicted words. This is a very emotional post.
Suby & Sinem: Thank you for visiting Laurie. Again sorry for such a gloomy post. Sinem
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 7 Sep 2006, 04:26
Sinem lovely textures in this shot. Anyone who has experienced culture shock of moving between 2 worlds will understand exactly what you are saying. nice.
Suby & Sinem: I hope they will, not think I am this mental person smile Thanks. Sinem
One of those photographs that speak a 1000 words. we have 2 homes especially if we move on for a career, iam also one of them. I would have discarded the color information of the above photograph and presented black and white to show the viewer a gloomy mood. Nice picture i loved it.
Suby & Sinem: Possibly, but I just loved the play of the setting sun rays on the shadows... So here you are. Might try b&w though to see how it'll look. Thank you for your empathy. Sinem
  • Wale
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Sep 2006, 05:10
Such a simple subject but powerful message and picture. I bear witness to it fully as i am currently in between 3 homes. It's nice and strange at the same time but my goal is enjoy the ride not just bear it. cheers
Suby & Sinem: 3 homes? How do you cope? smile Thank you for taking the time to read and comment. Sinem
  • e etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 7 Sep 2006, 07:54
Im a taurean smile..As always lovely words Sinem, they make one think. Right about now, I only have one home.
Suby & Sinem: I am an aquarian! Thank you for taking the time to read the text. smile
good one, good framing !!!
Suby & Sinem: Thank you Frederic. Sinem
  • micki
  • United States
  • 7 Sep 2006, 10:47
A very touching post today!! Thanks for sharing such personal thoughts and feelings with us. The image is great as well, but as usual, your words really move the heart.
Suby & Sinem: Thank you for taking the time to read my posts, Micki, it is indeed much appreciated. Hope my words move the heart in the right sort of way - whatever that may be smile Sinem
Beautiful and Poignant....
Suby & Sinem: Thank you Aswathy. Sinem
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 7 Sep 2006, 12:02
beautiful!
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Petra. Sinem
  • Shuva
  • India
  • 7 Sep 2006, 13:15
Cant believe people believe in sun signs from head to toe.
Suby & Sinem: These are Suby's niece's flip-flops, she is not even a Taurus - so go figure! smile sinem
  • Still
  • France
  • 7 Sep 2006, 13:24
Very evocative shot! I apprecaite it a lot.
Suby & Sinem: Thank you, glad you liked it. Sinem
  • chris p
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Sep 2006, 14:09
Thoughts and moments shared in a simple way smile
Suby & Sinem: Simplicity was exactly what I was aiming for. Thanks, Chris. Sinem
  • Azhar
  • India
  • 7 Sep 2006, 14:54
Quickie : lovely shot, the was its placed and shot plays a trick on the eyes to decipher the angle, lovely shot.
Suby & Sinem: Really - hadn't looked at it that way. Possibly cause I knew which angle I was taking the shot from smile Your posts are lovely, by the way; sorry I haven't had the time to put any comments though. Sinem
  • Mia
  • the US of A
  • 7 Sep 2006, 17:10
Lovely poem Sinem, hits home in a lot of ways. And the shot fits with the feeling conveyed in the poem.
Suby & Sinem: Thank you Mia, was the pun intended on 'hits home'? smile
  • Samarth
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Sep 2006, 17:54
First time I'm not happy with the words...dont get me wrong, theyre very well written but this is a personal thing for me and i dont like facing this type of conveersation...that wimpy emotional stuff is noew said and one...the shot- very cool, love the angle....8.25/10
Suby & Sinem: Samarth, just like we don't apologise for photographs that may not appeal to all at Shutterchance for personal or other reasons, I know you wouldn't ask me to apologise for my expression of personal thoughts and feelings. If they are expressed in this medium, that means I am comfortable with the folk who visit Suby and Sin's House, I am saddened to hear I made someone uncomfortable with my writing though. Thank you for he comment, glad you enjoyed he photo at least. Come back over the weekend and I'll try and cheer you up with a fun shot smile
...really? smile Are you sure? ;-)
Suby & Sinem: Come to think of it, not so sure anymore wink Sinem
  • timmybomb
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • 7 Sep 2006, 21:28
Hey Sinem & Suby. I'm back from vacation, and I love the poem. Fantastic stuff Sinem. It rings true for me today, as I just returned from a visit with my brother and his wife and their new baby girl. It was very difficult to say goodbye.

As for this photo; I like it but... the perspective is all screwed up. Why is this photo turned on it's side. I am almost certain that the right side of this image is further away than the left side. I'm pretty sure it would look a lot better when rotated 90 degrees counter clockwise. Were you trying to go for a special effect, or perhaps just being weird? Perhaps it's just an optical illusion.

Otherwise, this photo is really good. The lighting provides great texture, and I like the fact that there are really only two colours in this image. The composition is nice and simple. But please flip it, it's giving me a headache.
Suby & Sinem: Hi, Timmy, sorry to disappoint but this is exactly the way I took he photo - and exactly how I wanted to take it and c'mon admit it, exactly the way you leave your flip-flops when you are done with them. smile
  • timmybomb
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • 8 Sep 2006, 00:56
I don't have a problem with the position of the flip-flops. It's just the depth perception that is bothering me.
  • Mia
  • the US of A
  • 8 Sep 2006, 04:46
I relate to a lot of what the poem says, having to live 2 lives and all. smile

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