I am…

Enough.

I have been thinking my life has indeed been a journey of reaching for completeness, for ultimate peace. For me, this image depicts the journey of connecting to my own inner light, which to me is what I imagine death to be; to be fully integrated and whole spiritually.

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100 days of what makes me happy, in photographs. Day 28: Purple. Especially purple wisteria in the spring.

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100 days of what makes me happy, in photographs. Day 28: Purple. Especially purple wisteria in the spring.

“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 people you have loved.”
― Ansel Adams

100 days of what makes me happy, in photographs. Day 27: Meditation.

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100 days of what makes me happy, in photographs. Day 27: Meditation.

Although I am not always able to sustain a quiet mind, meditation always brings me peace.

“It is never too late to turn on the light. Your ability to break an unhealthy habit or turn off an old tape doesn’t depend on how long it has been running; a shift in perspective doesn’t depend on how long you’ve held on to the old view.

When you flip the switch in that attic, it doesn’t matter whether its been dark for ten minutes, ten years or ten decades.

The light still illuminates the room and banishes the murkiness, letting you see the things you couldn’t see before.

Its never too late to take a moment to look.”
~ Sharon Salzberg

100 days of what makes me happy, with photographs. Day 26: A gift from the heart.

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100 days of what makes me happy, with photographs. Day 26: A gift from the heart.

Sometimes you are lucky enough to have someone in your life that is unselfish, someone who loves you despite the past, the hurt, the pain of a misguided heart. A gift to remind me of my connection to my father, unselfishly given out of the goodness of her soul. Thank you Cathy, for being a blessing in my life.

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”
~ Mother Teresa

100 days of what makes me happy, in photographs. Day 25: My friendship with Elaine.

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100 days of what makes me happy, in photographs. Day 25: My friendship with Elaine.

To my best friend I pass along a friendship tree, so that when I am far away, she can look our her window and know that my heart is always with her. I am most grateful for her unconditional love and support. How lucky am I to have found a friend that I am completely at ease with, someone to laugh and cry with, to discuss books and trials and tribulations in our lives. My life has been forever altered for the better with her in my life.

I may not always be with you
But when we’re far apart
Remember you will be with me
Right inside my heart”
~ Marc Wambolt

100 days of what makes me happy, in photographs. Day 24: Reading beautifully expressed pieces of writing. Today’s happiness is Annie Dillard.

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100 days of what makes me happy, in photographs. Day 24: Reading beautifully expressed pieces of writing. Today's happiness is Annie Dillard.

Although I would love to be able to write a creative masterpiece, I express myself better through photographs.

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”
― Ansel Adams