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: AWAKENING

What in your life is calling you,

when all the noise is silenced,

the meetings adjourned,

the lists laid aside,

and the wild iris blooms by itself

in the dark forest,

what still pulls on your soul?

~Rumi

 

Hike, Mt Etna

Toni 4/13/18

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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: SILENCE

I visited the Normandy American Military Cemetery, a memorial park in Colleville-sur-Mer overlooking the Omaha landing beach.

 

The graves of US soldiers who gave their lives to free Europe are marked by a poignant sea of white marble, seemingly going on into infinity. It’s hard to reconcile the silent tranquility of the setting with the smoke and slaughter, the grim toll of that day.

 

This pool is outside a small museum. It’s a quiet place to sit and reflect on the sobering stories of the soldiers and their families.

Stories of uncommon courage. Stories of staggering sacrifice. It’s impossible not to be humbled in the presence of these heroes.

Toni 1/20/18

 

 

 

 

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