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.
“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
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
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
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