Francine In Retirement
Seeing Life Through Photography



This photo was taken a while ago on a visit to an island that had been changed back to the 1800’s.

The woman pictured captured my attention because she had pulled herself far away from the happy festivities occurring on the island.

She appeared to be looking out to the distant river, not caring about what was going on around her.  Lost in her own thoughts, in her own little world. There seemed to be a sense of loneliness about her position as she sat there.

Not wanting to interfere, I felt the need to pray for her. “LORD, you promised never to leave nor forsake us, you heal the broken-hearted and binds up their wounds.  we are told to fear not, for you are with us; we are not to be dismayed, for you are our God; you  will strengthen us,  you will help us, you promised to uphold us with your righteous right hand. I pray that you will cover the needs of the person before me, set a hedge of protection around her and bring her peace and comfort.” AMEN

I am also reminded of an old Negro spiritual sung by Mahalia Jackson – You’ll Never Walk Alone.  Take a listen.

This post was in response to Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge: Loneliness.  See others here.



21 Responses to “LONELINESS”

  1. Lovely. Also, I love Mahalia Jackson 🙂

  2. An amazing spiritual sung immaculately by this songbird!
    Thank you for this beautiful post, Francine!

  3. She probably needed your prayers Francine. It is wonderful that you were able to notice and pray for her to receive comfort.

  4. A beautiful caring and loving post, Francine. 🙂

  5. Heart warming photo…lovely Francine. 🙂

  6. Great post Francine. Thank you for sharing with us.

  7. Sometimes people just want to be alone with their thoughts. It doesn’t always mean they’re unhappy. Nice photo.

  8. You have a good heart!

  9. Beautiful and heartfelt take on the theme, Francine.
    Thank you very much for being a part of the challenge.

  10. Beautiful spiritual song! I also sense a little sadness from the photo…

  11. Indeed a heartfelt post. Is her loneliness a sad state of mind or is she just wanting time for herself?

  12. Ms. Jackson was so very gifted. Thank you, Francine for including her in your post today. 🙂

  13. Gosh I’d wonder about her too if I saw her all alone like that. She might have been fine but if not I’m sure your prayer helped.

  14. A great and beautiful capture. I too wonder why she is alone.

  15. A touching and beautiful post Francine! Your prayers surely helped.

  16. beautiful post!! and an amazing pic too!

  17. What a find you found…love this.

  18. A beautiful rendition of this song, Francine. Maybe the woman was just enjoying a few minutes of solitude whilst enjoying the view.

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