INSIDE THE FRAME by Joe Duty

Love melts the cold

By Messenger Staff | Published Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Editor’s note: Last fall, Alvord Middle School teacher Sonja Edwards began using “Inside the Frame” as a learning tool for her seventh-grade English classes. As part of the new STAAR test, students are provided a photo, and they are expected to write a page describing it. Here’s a sample of their work using Joe Duty’s photos:

Messenger photo by Joe Duty

“Deep in the soul, below pain, below all the distraction of life, is a silence vast and grand – an infinite of calm, which nothing can disturb; nature’s own exceeding peace, which ‘passes understanding.’ That which we seek with passionate longing, here and there, upward and outward, we find at last within ourselves.”
– R. M. Bucke

Ubiquitous drops glisten in the sunlight, hugging the delicate petals. Even the loathsome stem is beautiful, healthy from the cold, warmth of love. The clean rose rests against a cold, white isolated desert. The frozen drops of sadness try eating their way through all the happiness.

Red is the color of many feelings; love is one. Trust, together with love, you never want to lose. Being with someone you care about, trust and are happy with is valuable.

Financial struggles. Tax season. Family loss. Job insecurity. Stressful moments. You may be going through difficult times, but love lasts through your hardest times of life.

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