WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: PLACE IN THE WORLD

 

Instructions for living a life

Pay attention.
Be astonished.
Tell about it.

— Mary Oliver

 

It’s my place to notice what’s around me.

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Cocoa Bean, Grenada

 

It’s my place to be dazzled.

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Star Clipper, Mediterranean

 

It’s my place to never stop being whimsical.

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Art on the Street, Florida

 

I’ll just leave you with this.
I don’t care how many angels can
dance on the head of a pin. It’s
enough to know that for some people
they exist, and that they dance.
― Mary Oliver, Blue Horses

 

Toni 5/9/18

 

 

 

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: TOGETHER

For sailors, the nuts and bolts that hold a ship together are miles of twisted fiber threads. On my favorite sailing ship, the StarClipper, Yuri doesn’t repair a seam failure with a packet of rusty sail needles.  He’s a sailmaker-cum-rigger. He oversees topsails, gallants and staysails; a spanker, jigger and jibs, belaying pins and blocks, winches and spars; yards, sheets, ratlines and shrouds.

A brilliantly dexterous guy, the teak deck of a fully-rigged tall ship, and the gentle roll of the sea ~ a perfect storm of pleasures.

Toni 6/15/12