the promise of a dream

you gave your life for the promise of the dream.... that dream still lives on in many of us... and we will never stop celebrating all you have given up for something more important than the individual.. but the collective whole.. you are dearly loved

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward."

 

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;et the circle be unbroken

for as long as i can remember i have found comfort staring outside a window.. it is here that i can let my mind wander and drift, give my thoughts free reign.. no restrictions....... it’s also a place of peace... where i can find equilibrium when things seem unsteady......

so as i stand behind the camera watching a child doing just the same thing...... with the same sense of wonder as i still do as an adult...... i feel like it becomes a full circle.....the child in the adult.. the adult in a child... all part of one greater whole............ let the circle be unbroken

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92 yo diner ritual

92 years old.. He eats in the same diner every day for over 40 years. his wife is gone, but he wears his golden wedding band, twirling it with pride , remembering his wife that he clearly adored. this man touches my heart on all levels... only at the end when i see him put on a CBS baseball cap... i ask did he work there.. and he told me he was a director... of what i dont know.. don't care.. it's him , his heart, energy that drew me in....

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stillness

for the past few months I’ve been interested in stillness..... there is so much movement around us all the time.. so much visual stimulation.. nano seconds of information . texting.. on line media.. my brain sometimes gets tired... too much to process... not sitting with things long enough....... right now.. i want to sit.. and be still a lot of the time....... time to focus.. absorb.... its a lost art

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the devastation of hurricane 2017

The USVI and all the islands.. impacted..... St Croix, St Thomas, St John, Dominica.........

It’s DIRE people.. YES like Puerto Rico... where i have already been able to collect goods for shipment ... and donated funds...

but there is very little mention of the other islands.. and they are cut off too.. most of my friends with family in PR have heard from them one way or another.. it’s not much , but a small piece of mind

but when you read information from the other islands.. and reach out to people you know from there.. dead silence.... 

I feel so utterly helpless as many of you do.. but we have to be vigilant and keep voices loud and information moving between one another..........as so many voices are cut off in silence with no means to be heard..

PLEASE find whatever donation, drop off centers you can.... Please Give to Puerto Rico.. but do not forget to give to the neighboring islands whose tears you can not see..

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A beautiful old face

a beautiful old face.. the smile... as he walks down a country road.. where i spot him and practically propel myself out of a moving car.. driven to him like a magnet...
one can imagine the years lived.. what history is carried within..... oh the stories and memories he could share...