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The icon of Annunciation from the Church of St... The icon of Annunciation from the Church of St Climent in Ohrid, R.o.Macedonia (first quarter of the 14th century). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Let the image look back at you and rest in this interactivity. Commune with the icon because its purpose is to connect us to God. Let the icon, the experience, the beauty of a landscape address both those neglected issues  and summon the best within us. The icon, the text like nature leads to contemplation. In these moments of grace consonance and dissonance are resolved. Icons for me are an invitation to silence, peace and an ordered way of life. They lead me back to the monastery of the heart.

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Unidentified webbing. Probably a butterfly cocoon Unidentified webbing. Probably a butterfly cocoon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

No matter how deeply I go down into myself my God is dark, and like a webbing made of a hundred roots that drink in silence.

                                                               – Rainer Maria Rilke

The night will give you a horizon wider than you can see.

                                                                    – David Whyte

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Headlong Rush by Stephen Dobyns

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English: Road, birch trees and gate English: Road, birch trees and gate (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sometimes we can stare so hard

that the object of our gaze

a woman’s face,  birch trees

near a waterfall, a painting

of apples around a blue vase

will seem no longer fleeting

What does it mean, the word Eternal?

Staring at some scene, we can think,

briefly, that it has always rested

before us. Looking into the shadows

of a woman’s eyes can spark a moment

with neither beginning nor end.

Or a painting may so ignite us

that the minutewill  be blown open

and we wander dazed across the blue

checked cloth and curves of red fruit.

How dangerous are such occasions

They impede our headlong rush

by keeping us from imagining

those bright targets against which

we hope to cast our shot

Don’t our goals always lie ahead?

Aren’t we enemies of the stationary

but in this glance we…

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For Circle, WordPress’s Weekly Photo Challenge, this is the teepee top through a kaleidoscope lens.

Teepee as kaleidoscope

I think of it as the maṇḍala I made myself. You can see the fibers and the textures of it, the bark of the oak tree whose saplings formed the poles.

circle of life teepee door

And from that same teepee, our own circle of life with the hand prints of each member of the family on the door flap.

Happy New Year, to everyone, everywhere.

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Ice Patterns – Camera Catches

Camera Catches - Photography

Leaves frozen in a bowl of water Leaves frozen in a bowl of water

The freezing snow and ice gave me inspiration to do something new. I took a small bowl of water, placed old rusty leaves under the  water then  froze both in the fridge. I later took out the bowl, poured a little warm water on the top of the ice (already formed), to allow the new ice to melt a little. Tiny bubbles and broken ice appeared, that in turn gave substance to the ice.  I then re=froze. This morning I took the “Ice” bowl outside, then using a Lumix LX7 camera, I took these photos. I have edited many to an abstract mode.  Eve

textured background

texture and colour changed to give a more dramatic effect texture and colour changed to give a more dramatic effect

 “A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.”
Carl Reiner

topaz smile - cartoon

edited in topaz edited in topaz

texture - "misty" texture – “misty”


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Great Musical Moments: Rubinstein-Chopin-Piano Concerto No.2


Frédéric Chopin Piano Concerto N.º 2 Op. 21 in F minor: Maestoso-Larghetto-Allegro Vivace-Arthur Rubinstein, Pianist
London Symphony Orchestra conducted by André Previn

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minorOp. 21, is a piano concerto composed by Frédéric Chopin in 1830. Chopin wrote the piece before he had finished his formal education, at around 20 years of age. It was first performed on 17 March 1830, in WarsawPoland, with the composer as soloist. It was the second of his piano concertos to be published (after the Piano Concerto No. 1), and so was designated as “No. 2”, even though it was written first.
The work contains the three movements typical of instrumental concertos of the period:
Larghetto and
Allegro vivace. 

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Remembering Laughter

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life wants me to continue the journey. Finally it feels like movement, the breaking up of rigidity. Possibilities are there, charged with remembering laughter, changing movement of life. Exploring the deep places, explore personal dreams, plans, pains and laughter. Time lost is returned. Old and new fit tighter, finding the path of our life, we reflect from deep places. Ice sculpture only lasts in the freezing. This is thawing time. Thaw in the silence. Image sitting alone ice fishing, fishing on a separated chunk of ice, visit the shore. connections and disconnection, allow both, learn from both.

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