Hands Seeking Flowers

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. Words are similar to flowers and when we love another we may pick the finest ones wrap them up together and offer them as a gift . “To see a World in… Continue reading

A Gathering of Lace

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. There are certain things which endure against the odds given to them by us we say they won’t last yet they do beyond their expiration date and they continue to thrive through… Continue reading

A Token of my Love

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. When I first felt the brush of love’s breath against my heart whispering awakening fluttering the feathers of wings which I did not know it had within it was all so playful… Continue reading

Steel Your Heart

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. As an adult I had a dream in which for every year of marriage I received a plain ring as a Happy Anniversary token and once my ring finger was unable to… Continue reading

Most Precious Keepsakes

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. On the tenth Happy Anniversary of your marriage you are traditionally supposed to give your loved something made of tin or perhaps a tin of something … I found this tin in… Continue reading

What is That doing There

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. The plant sits in a copper pot upon a rusting porthole which rests upon the top of a an old chimney both repurposed to make a table of sorts and these are… Continue reading

With a Pinch of Salt

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. When we look at the world we don’t solely behold it with our eyes we breathe it in feel it brush against our skin hear it tapping out a tune on our… Continue reading

The Seven Year Itch

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. I think I may have unwittingly found the root cause of the seven year itch and thus possibly have also found a simple solution to avoid it traditionally on the seventh Happy… Continue reading

A Spoonful of Sugar

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. Sugar the sworn enemy of the health conscious a danger to your diet an addictive substance a villain lurking around every corner stalking you waiting to pounce to deceive to lure with… Continue reading

The Perfect Gift

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. The book pictured above is The Perfect Hostess by Rose Henniker Heaton it was given to us by my aunt whose father Alfred E. Taylor illustrated it it is a humorous guide… Continue reading

By Gaslight

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. Before passion can burn it is a gas waiting to meet a spark once they meet then the fire comes as if by magic but even magic can fade away if the… Continue reading

Tough as Old Boots

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. In the first year you’re wondering why you did this to yourself in the second year you’re plotting your escape in the third year you’re putting one foot in front of the… Continue reading

The Breathings of Your Heart

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. Everything and everyone can be broken down into fragments facets torn bits of paper splinters of words this is a superpower of the mind to take things apart our memories do this… Continue reading

Paper or Cotton?

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. The other day Stephen and I celebrated a wedding anniversary and like many of those who do that kind of thing I looked up online to see what by traditional and modern… Continue reading

I do solemnly declare…

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. I do solemnly declare that I can only recall five words of the wedding vows we spoke when Stephen and I got married 20 years ago today and the reason I recall… Continue reading

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known

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. Now here in this moment together yet apart cosmic winds dancing between us time zones ticking ahead tocking behind Happy New Year even if you’re still in the old year wherever you… Continue reading

Was Pandora Framed?

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. At this time of year we pause to reflect upon what has passed us by and what we have surpassed upon reflection we may glimpse our karma motif the design of our… Continue reading

Traveling Light

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. What makes you smile naturally unconsciously surprising your mind by the sudden feeling of lips curled upwards with pleasure ? For me it is light traveling cutting a path here and there… Continue reading

There for the Noticing

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. What is this photo all about? It’s a note to self an idea one I didn’t want to forget thus I wrote it down on a bright pink post-it and stuck in… Continue reading

A Taste of Gold

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. “All that glisters is not gold; Often have you heard that told…” ― William Shakespeare . Tis the season to treat yourself a little a lot indulge after all you made it… Continue reading

We Need Them All

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. “Before you become too entranced with gorgeous gadgets and mesmerizing video displays, let me remind you that information is not knowledge, knowledge is not wisdom, and wisdom is not foresight. Each grows… Continue reading

Keep it Brief

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“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough” Albert Einstein . The above quote by Einstein is a favourite wisdom piece of advice from one complicated human to another… Continue reading

Horizontal in the Fourth Dimension

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. “Literature and butterflies are the two sweetest passions known to man.” – Vladimir Nabokov   Whilst discussing life with Jennifer She pointed out that my passions usually came in twos That a… Continue reading

Close Your Eyes and Look

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. “Serene, I fold my hands and wait, Nor care for wind, nor tide, nor sea; I rave no more ‘gainst time or fate, For lo! my own shall come to me.” –… Continue reading

Seasonal Meetings and Greetings

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. “I did work in a bakery for one day. But the boss went off and when he came back I was lying on the floor eating cakes.” ― Noel Fielding . This… Continue reading

There is a Crack in Everything

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. “Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in.” – Leonard Cohen, Anthem lyrics . I didn’t have… Continue reading

Capturing the Introvert being an Extrovert

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. “Perhaps it is indeed time I began to look at this whole matter of bantering more enthusiastically. After all, when one thinks about it, it is not such a foolish thing to… Continue reading

The Shadow on our Shoulders

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. “I have daughters and I have sons. When one of them lays a hand On my shoulder, shining fish Turn suddenly in the deep sea.” ― Robert Bly . A father promised… Continue reading

The Footprints of Our Ancestors

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. The footprints of our ancestors Familiar as our own faces Remote as fossils Written on clay And washed away Over and over Over and over – writing on a Peddars Way Songline… Continue reading

Be Careful! Mirror Loose Head Comes Off

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. “In chaos, there is fertility.” ― Anaïs Nin . The lady seems calm and content relishing the scent of her rose bouquet perhaps she does not know that the mirror in front… Continue reading

The Drawing is on the Wall

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. “I have found both freedom and safety in my madness; the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us.” ― Kahlil Gibran,… Continue reading

How to Attract the Ladies

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. “There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” ― Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady . Take a moment the… Continue reading

Frozen Hope

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. “Many people seem to think it foolish, even superstitious, to believe that the world could still change for the better. And it is true that in winter it is sometimes so bitingly… Continue reading

The Village Clown

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. “Everyone hates clowns,” Otis said. “Even other clowns hate clowns.” ― Rick Riordan . The clown pictured above does not wander around during the day terrifying children nor does he creep through… Continue reading

The Uprooted Flow

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. “I am rooted, but I flow.” ― Virginia Woolf . While trying to be clever promising myself rainbows as rewards for genius I only succeeded in being stupid the harder I tried… Continue reading

A Shard of Design

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. “Tedious as it may appear to some to dwell on the discovery of odds and ends that have, no doubt, been thrown away by the owner as rubbish … yet it is… Continue reading

Always Searching, Sometimes Finding

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. “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” ― Anaïs Nin . For as long as I have known myself I have been on a quest… Continue reading

Now that the Summer is over…

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. “When I was five, I am told, and asked what my favorite things in the world were, I answered, ‘smoked salmon and Bach.’ (Now, sixty years later, my answer would be the… Continue reading

Let’s Do The Time Warp

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. “It’s astounding Time is fleeting Madness takes it’s toll…” Rocky Horror Picture Show – The Time Warp . Where and when is the here and now because as soon as you think… Continue reading

Is it possible to bleed elegantly?

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. “In business sharp practice sometimes succeeds, but in art honesty is not only the best but the only policy.” ― W. Somerset Maugham, The Razor’s Edge . The true artist bleeds creativity… Continue reading

A selfie to celebrate

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. Work got the better of me So much photography That is good, right? That is why we are here Not metaphysically perhaps But from a company standpoint So I am happy Thank… Continue reading

Who Lives in a Photograph Like This?

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. “Instinct is a marvelous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.” ― Agatha Christie, The Mysterious Affair at Styles . If you want to know who a person is then observe… Continue reading

Tipping the Cage

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. “The caged bird sings with a fearful trill of things unknown but longed for still and his tune is heard on the distant hill for the caged bird sings of freedom.” ―… Continue reading

Indulging in a Delicacy

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. “I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.” ― Kahlil Gibran . I can’t eat cheese… Continue reading

A Vehicle of Visual Communication

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“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the… Continue reading

The Fears of a Clown

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. “Whatever people say I am, that’s what I’m not.” ― Arctic Monkeys . Have you ever overheard people discussing you painting a portrait of who you are and the person they perceive… Continue reading

Fresh and Fruity Summer Fun

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. “What peaches and what penumbras! Whole families shopping at night! Aisles full of husbands! Wives in the avocados, babies in the tomatoes!–and you, Garcia Lorca, what were you doing down by the… Continue reading

Not To Be Taken

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. “If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro’ narrow chinks of… Continue reading

Little Things Please Little Minds

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. “You will breathe life into the stillness, giving meaning and purpose to all the actions which are to follow.” ― Gary Gygax . I have always been rather proud of my ability… Continue reading

The Hanging Key

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. “When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when… Continue reading