Photography is having no regrets

My obsession with photography started when I got my first camera back when I was 10.  It was film and in those days crazy expensive so I savored each shot I took and very fast became addicted to that unique click that only a film camera can give off. Regardless of wether I was good or not, I realized that finally I had the power … Continue reading Photography is having no regrets

9 Long Years

9 years and so much has happened, so many things have changed, so so much. I feel like reaching into the photo and telling the younger me what life had in store for her. The younger me would’ve just stood their laughing thinking that I was just quoting from a dramatic thriller with large bouts of comedy chapters… The younger me forgot that telling God … Continue reading 9 Long Years

This is your Awakening, not your Ending

When life seems so black and white, when the world feels like it’s crashing down and that the end has to be near because there is nothing to live for anymore. When you sit there with a bunch of pills in your left and a bottle of the finest whisky in your right, believe that it is not the end but that in order to appreciate what is about to come your way you have to hit rock bottom and truly feel it through every ember of your being… Continue reading This is your Awakening, not your Ending

You Are Beautiful As You Are

There was once a crow who did not like his feathers. “I wish I were a peacock!” he would say. “You are beautiful as you are!” the other crows insisted. “How plain and dull you seem to me!” he’d complain, and fly off to admire peacocks. The peacocks strutted about with their colorful tail feathers outstretched. To the delight of the crow, some of the … Continue reading You Are Beautiful As You Are

The Lesson from the Donkey

One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well.  The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway, it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the donkey. He invited all his neighbours to come over and help him.  They all grabbed … Continue reading The Lesson from the Donkey

Seeing through the mist of the past to the person standing before you

Human nature, call it what you will, we humans seem to go through life gathering up a perception of how people are, a race, a gender, a culture, a nation.  Before we know it this gathering becomes a mist before our perceptual eyes clouding our vision of the reality and truth of the person standing right in front of us. Sad isn’t it? How many … Continue reading Seeing through the mist of the past to the person standing before you

Keeping your head above water…

One day we wake up to find ourselves in the water without a lifeboat or buoy, nothing to help us float, we’re stuck with no way towards the land. We slowly start treading the water, at first its easy, our legs keep us going, our arms move slowly in the water.  We stay a float, our heads are in the fresh air and things seem … Continue reading Keeping your head above water…

Respect is a simple word – Ubuntu

The most false lesson given to our children, given to us is: “Respect needs to be earned” To that I always utter the simple statement of “Huh?”.  Why does respect have to be earned? Why is it not given outright, why shouldn’t it? We are taught from a young age that respect needs to be earned, that we must respect the elder and wiser not … Continue reading Respect is a simple word – Ubuntu

The Daffodil Principle

*received this in an email and thought it in the “wows” category, so I share it with you.  Perhaps it will mean as much to you as it did to me… Several times my daughter had telephoned to say, “Mother, you  must come to see the daffodils before they are over.”  I wanted to go, but  it was a two-hour drive from Laguna to Lake … Continue reading The Daffodil Principle