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

Posts tagged “relationships

Holding On and Letting Go

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What I see is my niece holding on to her cat. What I remember is that cat did not want to be held on to! What I know is I do the same thing all too often – hold on tight to things that want to be let go. And sometimes I don’t hold tight enough to the things I should. But it’s a brand new year, and a good time to evaluate what I hold dear, what I need to put more time and energy into, and what I need to just let go.

Cheers to a new year

and another chance

for us to get it right.

Oprah Winfrey    


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No Reason Needed

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Here’s one just because I like it! I don’t know what kind of bug that is, but I’ve never seen one with wings like that. It looks like an optical illusion in some pictures, but I can see clearly here that the wings are split or there are four of them or something. Anyway, I like this photo.

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No reason is needed
for loving.

Paulo Coelho   


shell shocked

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What I see is Louis checking out a turtle that’s nearly as big as he is. What I think is some of us are less sociable than others.

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Society is no comfort to one not sociable.

– William Shakespeare  


Depth

hidden treasure

What I see is a fish and its reflection. What I think is if you look below the surface, you will find a treasure.

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People say I make strange choices,

but they’re not strange for me.

My sickness is that I’m fascinated by human behavior,

by what’s underneath the surface,

by the worlds inside people.

– Johnny Depp


keeping his cool

What I see is a turtle keeping cool. What I think is that summer is almost over!

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Being cool

is being your own self.

– Vanessa Hudgens


crab claws as a metaphor for life

I spent last weekend at the river and had the opportunity to photograph the crabs that my dad let go (guess what was for dinner?). What I see is the claw of a female crab, ready for action. What I immediately thought when I looked through the viewfinder was, “the teeth on that claw look just like my dog’s teeth”.

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People are pretty much alike.

It’s only that our differences

are more susceptible to definition

than our similarities.

– Linda Ellerbee


Dress-up

My niece, who just turned a year old last month. What I see is Allison practically swallowed up in her sister’s dress up clothes. What I think is she’ll grow into them faster than I’d like.

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Making the decision to have a child

is momentous.

It is to decide forever to have your heart

go walking around outside your body.

– Elizabeth Stone