An Old Soul

You often hear people referring to someone as being, “an old soul.” The “old” part has really got nothing to do with age, but rather with life experience.

This image I took, spoke to me of a symbolic expression of an “old soul.” Touched by seasons of struggle and victory, scarred and healed, sturdy with wisdom and filled with character, it stands rooted firmly in the earth and in the soil of life. That’s what old souls are, wise, rooted and etched with character and colour.

Light of the soul

Marred and scarred

Emanating beauty.


About Don

I love life. Sometimes it makes sense, other times not. Discerning its underlying patterns and beauty always provides great reward and meaning and is a passion I ineptly follow. I feel deeply attached to nature and love the sea with its distinct moods and colour and find walking along its beaches wonderfully inspiring. Writing, sketching and photography is a sheer joy for me and the blog is one of the places I am able to express these pursuits.
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24 Responses to An Old Soul

  1. Dear Don, This is wonderful. Thank you and blessings, Ellen


  2. nrhatch says:

    An old soul . . . wise beyond their years. 😀


  3. Kathy Snay says:

    Reblogged this on NatureOnNotice and commented:
    Nice example of scarred but healed.


  4. Fabulous post. It is always such a powerful experience when we come in contact with Old Souls.


  5. Kathy Snay says:

    The symbolism of this post is beautiful. It touches upon what we can learn from nature about ourselves and our journey.


    • Don says:

      Thanks for your visit and comment Kathy. Yes, you’re so right – I’m not sure there’s a better teacher than nature. I also appreciate you reblogging the post. Always good to be in contact with those who value their connection with nature


  6. Lovely and of true beauty!
    Blessings ~ Wendy


  7. Hudson Howl says:

    A juxtaposition from images to London and to this an yet a there is common thread when you think of them in sphere of ‘old soul’. I to very much like ‘shtufffs’ such as this, as it often tells a long and complicated history of what began, what was, what is and what will come -poetic Don..


  8. ladyfi says:

    So true. And old souls can be found in nature as well as people.


  9. Lyn says:

    Wonderful how this tree can be related to our own lives Don. The tree has seen many seasons of life. Regards to you both.


  10. Don says:

    It certainly has Lyn – appreciate your visit.


  11. Breathtakingly beautiful. You have captured the depth of wisdom to be found within the oldest of trees. Thank you for sharing. ~Gina


  12. Katy says:

    Just looking at the tree gives me a feeling of steadiness, you can see the storms of life that tree has endured and yet it still stands and gives shelter . What a range of colours – orange, brown, grey, green, gold and black. Nature is truly marvellous!


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