Sometimes Just The Sky

The sky.


hey say to tell another human being. I suppose that’s what I did yesterday. I told all of you. It worked a little and it didn’t. I slept a little better, my head is a little clearer but, that giant hole is still there.

So, I called my primary care doctor and asked for a teleconference. They are big on that lately because they are trying to keep people out of their offices unless we absolutely have to be there.

Their first question when I told them why I wanted to talk to him was are you a danger to yourself or others?


Taking my own life is not within me. Ever. There are two ways to look at that. Either I’m pretty strong emotionally even though I’m down now. Or, I’m a coward because it takes courage to end your own life.

Hurting others?


For me, violence is only for self defense. Besides, I’m sad not mad. And, I am mostly just quiet.

Anyway, my doc and I talked for about 12 minutes, which is the normal span of an office visit. I take a medicine for pain that was originally developed as an antidepressant. He raised the dose. I’ll check in with him or his office in 72 hours.

For y’all, no worries.


fter looking and not seeing I pretty much gave up trying to make a few new pictures.

Then, I took the trash out. This wonderful sky is what I saw. I took a bunch of pictures.

I suppose that photographer’s luck comes into play when you aren’t trying so hard.

I wasn’t trying at all.

Editing and post production was minimal, just enough to define the clouds a little better than the original file.

This is not my usual style or work. I’m usually bolder and use more contrast than this.

This picture just sort of floats. It’s what I needed at the time.

Something light, lacy, floating and almost ephemeral.

Maybe you could use that too.



4 responses to “Sometimes Just The Sky”

  1. sleckiegraphics Avatar

    Sent from my iPhone


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  2. Kim of Glover Gardens Avatar

    I think the picture is called, Let the Light Rise. I really like the light at the bottom of the picture. I learned from you to use the telephone poles as part of the art. I know it might seem like a simple thing, but wanted you to know. Sharing your perspective enriches people far beyond your knowledge. You never know whose lives you touch.

    One of my colleagues did a Take 5 moment (values discussion at the beginning of a meeting) about mental health and suicide on Thursday. It left me breathless and with heart palpitations because it brought back my brother’s suicide, but I was also glad, along the lines of Out of the Darkness and Into the Light. Thank you for mentioning it, and your own commitment not to take that route. Thank you for mentioning mental health, period. I hope the meds do the trick.

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Thank. It’s not really a commitment so much as I’m just not that guy. My perspective might not be what people need, especially these days when there is far too much stress and sadness in the world. And, I can’t stand being limited in everything that I do.

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