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Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

“It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” John Wooden

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

Frankly, I find some of the challenges more difficult than others. Perhaps I over think it, don’t get it, resist it, fight it, or dog-ate-my-paper-it = make excuses for lingering over it. Maybe I get lost in the details because of the perennial student that lives in me. You know, the eternal student who dreams about running to a test in all 15 or so versions we’ve heard. But, I do meditate over them and ask for guidance to help me learn from the challenges. So this one is about the little things we miss or might miss in the big picture. The tangled branches above serve as a rest stop and hangout for the birds in our yard. I leave bits of bread on the balcony rail and they help themselves. That little Blue Jay is a regular. Even in our own tangled lives, there is always hope, always helping hands… a way out.

“I want to know all Gods thoughts; all the rest are just details.” Albert Einstein

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

Yes Einstein, I agree but God is in the details too. Lately, I’ve been challenged and it’s the small gestures that have shored me up and kept hope alive. This blogging community has been a blessing and I thank you all. It’s easy to write great testimonials about profound changes and miracles that happened in our lives, but it is the daily miracles that keep us alive. The shots of the installation above were taken at Storm King. The huge black piece is by Chakaia Booker and is called Foci; the center of activity that interests us… It is made of tires and steel and while it looms over the terrain in a scary way, up close it has softness in the shredded tires. That softness is in us too. More below

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” Walt Disney

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation. Brian Tracy

I love the word for this week’s photo challenge – Forward. Forward is such a powerful, active, encouraging and, depending on our interpretation,  positive word. It reminds us to keep on moving and trusting that all things will be resolved; for good or for our growth. Without movement, everything stagnates; In government, it leads to corruption and control. In people, it leads to rigidity. In nature, to polluted waters. Forward we must go to grow…

“My trust in a higher power that wants me to survive and have love in my life, is what keeps me moving forward.” Kenny Loggins

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

If we are to go forward, we must go back and rediscover those precious values – that all reality hinges on moral foundations and that all reality has spiritual control. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I added a few shots today to move this along. The top photo was taken at Storm King in the Bear Mountain region. It is an outdoor installation center/museum. The water and bridge shots are of the TappanZee Bridge and the Hudson River. The nature shot is of the Croton Aqueduct; a favorite walking path I visit regularly. The dogs and their owner are on the walking path by the TZ Bridge. The rest are highway shots of  people moving forward to their various destinations. I hope you like the selections. Thank you and come back for more. More below

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Inspiration: A Taste For Balance…

“Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralyzed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds’ wings.” ― Rumi

Inspiration: A Taste For Balance...

Inspiration: A Taste For Balance…

Flavor: (1)Distinctive taste; savor
(2) A distinctive yet intangible quality felt to be characteristic of a given thing: “What matters in literature . . . is surely the idiosyncratic, the individual, the flavor or color of a particular human suffering” (Harold Bloom) FreeDictionary.com

Inspiration: A Taste For Balance…
If I haven’t checked in with you, it’s not because I don’t love you, I’m working on creating a balanced schedule that honors what we do; staying connected and in communication. In a dynamic blogging environment with lots of exciting, creatives to visit and chat with, time is a factor. The flavor of this blog at this time is to create balance with reflection. If, to answer Michelle’s prompt, I had full access to my Akashic records, the book of my life, I would be wise to seek balance in reading my ordained chart; for the outcome of our destiny (kismet) often rests with us and our attitude. Once we accept our role, then we can sit and savor it… Balance

“You see, we cannot draw lines and compartments and refuse to budge beyond them. Sometimes you have to use your failures as stepping-stones to success. You have to maintain a fine balance between hope and despair.’ He paused, considering what he had just said. ‘Yes’, he repeated. ‘In the end, it’s all a question of balance.” Rohinton Mistry, A Fine Balance

Inspiration: A Taste For Balance...

Inspiration: A Taste For Balance…

Even in the midst of happiness and doing all the things we love, there is pleasure and there is pain. We pick our pathway and march on knowing that if we stay grounded; joyfully grounded, the journey will yield many wonderful experiences. To be happy where we are is to be content with both our good and bad choices. To be happy with who we are is to embrace our gifts and gaffes. Both darkness and light are present in all of us… and it is the balance we seek between both worlds that keeps us inspired and motivated. How would we know happiness if we’ve never known its flip side? Happy people get sad, they just don’t stay there… Balance. More Below!

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