Praying for safe return.

Sitting looking out to sea, the women on the rocks await the men’s return to safety.
To hearth and home, warm and comfy not lonely widows left alone.

Scanning the horizon watching and waiting to catch the first glimpse of the sails. Praying their men will return with lots of fish to tip the scales.

Everyone’s lives hanging by the thread those on land and those on  the seas each need the other alive not dead. Life was hard then, if the men failed to bring in the fish the family would perish.

The storms are coming in bringing fear in their wake . The women and the children strain to see if the the little fleet will safe harbour make. Prayers are offered up on the shore and on the boats for safe return and generous  hauls upon the boats.

The wind is strong it is blowing a gale the rain is lashing down but at last someone calls that they have seen a sail. Everyone runs down to the harbour to greet the fleet. All pray secretly that their man will be home safe , how they will hug them when they meet.

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cat Forsley
    Jan 10, 2013 @ 13:52:49

    Beautiful Journey -= love that song Too xxxx


    • willowdot21
      Jan 10, 2013 @ 13:58:43

      I am so glad you like this little trip through history, and I hope that you are well and happy today.


      • Cat Forsley
        Jan 10, 2013 @ 14:21:13

        I love it willow xxx
        🙂 yeah i love history – all of it – especially art history xxxx
        i am very happy 2 day xoxoxoxoxoxo it’s a beautifully sparkly day and just about to do some yoga xxx lots of love your way xoxoxooxxoxo

      • willowdot21
        Jan 10, 2013 @ 14:35:30

        Thanks for the love much needed here on a cold dull and wet afternoon. Enjoy your yoga!! 😉 😉 😉 xxxxxxxxx

      • Cat Forsley
        Jan 10, 2013 @ 16:00:58

        not to sound too cheezy again – but there is always sunshine inside right 🙂 xxxxxxxxxxxx
        yoga was great thank You xo

  2. kate58
    Jan 10, 2013 @ 17:30:28

    Haunting, yet hopeful….reminded me of that George Clooney film about the fishermen, “The Perfect Storm.” I know I’m a bit late with this, but Happy New Year, lovely! ❤


    • willowdot21
      Jan 10, 2013 @ 20:13:03

      Your never too late Happy New Year back at ya! I know the film yes I was thinking back to the fisher wives of the 1800’s circa. The women of Ireland, Scotland and Cornwall, maybe ? Big hugs coming your way. xx


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