oh what fleeting moments I should capture, oh what memories I should still possess

Joy

standing in the light

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Sometimes I feel like this, like I’m standing in the light.

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The windows of my soul I throw

Wide open to the sun.

– John Greenleaf Whittier 

 


This Moment

What I see is my niece and my dad. What I think is I should have used the flash. What I feel is it doesn’t even matter.

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It’s not the quality of the photo

that draws me in;

what I so cherish

is the moment that it captured.


bare feet

I was recently at National Harbor with my family, and I just had to take this picture. What I see is a pair of shoes, pretty, dressy and oh-so-tall. What I think is how wonderful it must have been to step out of those shoes and get her bare toes into the sand. What I feel is joy, anticipation, excitement, and a return to my heart of all things youthful.

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No one thing can define

who we are.


you’re never too old

I remember this day; it was a very good day. What I see is my nephew (who turned 17 this past summer) in the kind of moment that seems set aside for the young. What I think is that it isn't over til it's over.

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I can be filled with joy and wonder too.


as we love

Logan and Amanda in a moment I'm overjoyed to have captured. What I see is a brother and his little sister sharing a look and a laugh together. What I think is that our relationships are a precious treasure. What I wish is that it could always be this simple.

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Person to person,

moment to moment,

as we love,

we change the world.

– Samahria Lyte Kaufman


What is Essential

I took this picture at my cousin's wedding, which was the same day that Hurricane Bill came through. What I see is the loveliest sunset I've ever witnessed. What I think is there are no words. Such visions of natural beauty transport me beyond thought and into a realm of simply being, of oneness with the universe, a place where I see things with my heart and feel things I haven't the words to convey.

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It is only with the heart

that one can see rightly;

what is essential

is invisible to the eye.

– Antoine de Saint-Exupery


A bird that makes me happy

I needed a picture today that made me feel better. I took this one while on vacation last August at Disney, and I love how the water looks with all of the reflections on the waves. What I see is a pretty, snow-white bird with blue eyes and a couple of black tail feathers just sticking out. But I don't know what kind it is. I also see two black fish in the top left corner. What I think of is a hot, sweaty, crowded, wonderful day spent on my own, just taking pictures and soaking it all in. I also think of how great it felt to join back up with my family at the end of that day and how happy I was to see them.

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There are a great many beautiful things

that I’ve experienced in this world.

What a blessing a new day is.