Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow

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A storm is coming.  Danger lurks around the corner, hiding, crouching,  like a lion ready to devour and pounce.  The warning clouds are hovering above.  Moreover your gut is acting up.  That’s because your intuition already knows what your mind keeps closing the curtains on.

  That’s the problem with intuition.  It blasts out alarm signals that only the intuitive–those with ears to hear and eyes to see can discern.  It sucks sometimes.  This foreshadowing, this incessant foreboding.

The best definition of foreshadowing is that you know before you know.  That is you know before it is confirmed.

In life, and in writing, how do you deal with impending storms?  Do you or your characters prepare?  Hope for the best?  Trust in God?  Pretend everything is just fine?

There is something magnificent about storms though.  If you persist, you will eventually reach the eye.  It’s deceptive, but the eye is where everything is calm.  It’s the place where you can get still;  grab clarity as a life preserver, and finish riding it out without panic.

Storms are always preceded by a foreshadowing.  They may pass quickly, or they may linger or destroy what’s around leaving a new landscape.

How do you show foreshadowing in your writing and all that comes after?  How do you respond to foreshadowing in your life?

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“Joy weathers any storm: Happiness rides the waves.”   — Todd Stocker

“It takes a real storm in the average person’s life to make him realize how much worrying he has done over the squalls.”   — Bruce Barton

“You can dance in the storm. Don’t wait for the rain to be over before because it might take too long. You can can do it now. Wherever you are, right now, you can start, right now; this very moment.”  — Israelmore Ayivor

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About Liz Gray

Loves to write! Writes at: http://u2areloved.com (Just a Jesus Girl who is also inspired by the music of U2) http://lizlogic.wordpress.com (Life is complicated; then there's Liz) http://writersreflect.com (This writer's journey; what's your story?)

10 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow”

  1. Suzanne says :

    Great photo and some very interesting thoughts about writing here. I’m glad I found your blog. It looks good.

  2. maamej says :

    The child in the foreground makes this shot perfect. Also love your words, being a stormlover myself.

    • Liz Gray says :

      I not only seem to be a magnet for storms (literally & figuratively) I was born in one and the lights went out for a bit! Hmmm….wonder what that means!

  3. mhdriver says :

    That is a cute photo, one you’ll cherish for ever.

  4. Joe Owens says :

    I seem to have an intuition about people. i know when i first encounter them if I will be able to make a friend. My wife declares it is uncanny. I thank God for it so i don’t make bad choices.,

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