“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.” Swami Vivekananda
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. Joseph Campbell
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. Robert Louis Stevenson
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller
FAVORITES: For my final photo challenge favorite selections for 2017, I decided to share some photos I didn’t get to use and a few I did. Since we are in the season of holiday gifting, I also chose to share some of my foods from around the world; Try The World food selections are a great gift idea and the collages always make me hungry. I have a few more photos to share for this list still in the works.For those of you who are curious about the mother holding a baby sculpture, it is part of a nine piece sculpture series created by internationally recognized artist/sculptor, Joy Brown. It is across from the West 96th St subway station in Manhattan and is called One Holding Small One. I will feature all nine in a post. They have influences from her childhood in Japan and, like all the wonderful street art I come across in NYC, this series warms my heart. You can read more about her works in the three articles below.
The bottom shot is called Sailor Kiss and it is a depiction of a famous post World War II photograph taken at Times Square. This equally popular Street art depiction is by Street artist extraordinaire, Eduardo Kobraa Brazilian artist who uses kaleidoscopic color ranges to create beautiful murals and paintings on walls around the world. This one is painted against a wall by the High Line walking trail in lower Manhattan. Kobra’s work always takes my breath away beacye the colors are vibrant and the mural ais huge… Definitely a favorite. Since I love quotes, I added some of my favorites from Brainy Quotes top 100 selections. Do come back for my other photos.
READ: Thousand-Pound Bronzes on the Upper West Side By Paige Williams
Adorable Bronze Figures by Joy Brown Arrive on the Broadway Malls in NYC By AFineLyne
Joy Brown on Broadway
Eduardo Kobra: Biography by Nicole Figuerola
“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.” Amelia Earhart
It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. Henry David Thoreau
Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else. Margaret Mead
When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves. Viktor E. Frankl
We love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving. Friedrich Nietzsche
Stay tuned for my selections from my 2017 photo files. Thank you all for your generous support through your likes and comments and social media shares. Deeply appreciated!
“Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.” Thomas Carlyle
Whoever is happy will make others happy too. Anne Frank
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. Napoleon Hill
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self. Aldous Huxley
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. Marcus Aurelius
“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” Albert Camus
You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist. Indira Gandhi
God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well. Voltaire
The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. Samuel Beckett
This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: – FAVORITES – This week, To celebrate the end of the year, share the most meaningful photo you’ve taken in 2017. From the photo that generated the most reactions on your blog to the one that has the deepest emotional pull on you, define “favorite” in whatever way works best for you. Your chosen image doesn’t have to be one you’ve already shared in a previous Photo Challenge. Anything goes, as long as it’s a photo from 2017. If you want to share several images, that’s fine too — a “best of 2017” gallery could be fun if you can’t settle on one photo.
Positive Motivation Tip: Enjoy all your favorites by sharing them with those you love!
PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my personal collection.