4/03/2014

Recipe for continuing with great abandon

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Sometimes 
the best choice is simply
to raise both hands while
holding tight to a heart full of courage,
then
take that giant leap of faith, 
or that long walk into the dark ...
dare to do it  -
ride the biggest wave of your life

because



a gift may be waiting.







25 comments:

  1. So true... and so well illustrated! Thanks especially for the first picture... I love it, that and the wing!

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    1. Lots of ways to have *wings*, I think ....

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  2. What fantastic photos...and wonderful words!

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    1. Thanks, Connie ... was having some thoughts today & the task of searching
      for images to illustrate my meaning helped bring some perspective.

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  3. I can't stop looking at that first image :-)

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    1. Tis a good 'un, been saving it to use for yonks.
      Her whole portfolio is riveting ... dunno how she does it.

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  4. That third pic is rather how I feel today....

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    1. Am certain you keep a look-out for soft landing pads ;>]]

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  5. Are we really living if we don't challenge ourselves - jump without a net sometimes - try new-to-us ideas and live free? I love each and every one of these photos - but think I'll choose one, print it out and put it here in my studio for inspiration.

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  6. oh wow great set of photos & thoughts!
    when you fly (in your dreams) do you take a running start and jump or do you just sort of float up & soar? ( I jump, Old Man Crow floats)

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  7. AWESOME!!!!
    I will share your blog with my ART students next week = )

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  8. What a wonderful collection of photos, and the words are so inspiring, thank thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. Many thanks for your nice note, sharon, much appreciated.

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  9. Just exquisite. Thanks so much for sharing this.

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    1. My pleasure, Judith
      ... a kind of pep talk to myself
      but I'm always pleased to strike another's chord as well.

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  10. Beautiful images! Makes me want to go for a flight.

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    1. Rather an enigma, that picture ... conjures up all sorts of
      unsettled questions [for me] but so good in spirit and daring !

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  12. oh what a beautiful album of pictures. I don't fly in dreams anymore - ever... . But I think of dancing as flying and being vulnerable as flying and openly caring for another as flying... (will I have a flying dream NOW? now that I've said 'never'?)

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    1. I guess there are a lot of ways to engage in that
      3-letter world, dee? Really liking your definitions, thank you ;>]

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  13. Can't understand it, been weeding all morning and now I feel at least 3' above the ground. I suppose it is the joy you do something with that makes you fly. Normally I feel grounded with my hands in the earth but today is so different, the soil is perfect and moist . . if my body served me I would not come inside at all.
    Those photos need no words, they say it all.
    Aren't you too young to know about sputņik??

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