Psyche

I think I’ll be going to Heaven, because I had good intentions. But my actions are another thing. ~Curtis Jackson

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Drawing a Line

 

 “One always dies too soon – or too late. And yet one’s whole life is complete at that moment, with a line drawn neatly under it, ready for the summing up. You are – your life, and nothing else.” ~Jean -Paul Sartre

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Drawing a line in the sand. Continue reading

Sticks and Stones

Sticks and stones will break our bones, but words will break our hearts. ~ Robert Fulghum

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Sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never hurt me.  Ah, that tried and true mantra all mothers teach their offspring when other kids choose to pick on them. Is it really true? Honestly? No. It’s been found that physical and emotional pain use the same receptors of the brain. In fact, recent research has indicated that some of the medications (i.e. Tylenol)  used to treat physical pain also alleviate emotional pain. But, is numbing our pain a very smart thing to do? I don’t believe it can possibly be because when we numb our pain we miss the lesson the pain is teaching us. Unlike physical pain, where medication may be indicated to reduce swelling and to heal, our brains are not fixed in nature. (before we go further I want to stress, I am not talking about brain illness, I am speaking about the pain caused by the words or actions of another. I seriously don’t want to step on toes this time).

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Spandex and Dental Floss

“Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the ‘Titanic’ who waved off the dessert cart.” ~ Erma Bombeck
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Every year about this time of year I do my once a year shopping for a bathing suit.

Tossing the Bucket

“I would not have traded two minutes of the joy and the grief with that man for two decades of anything with another.”
- Lou Gehrig’s wife, Eleanor

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I wasn’t going to take this pic, but in the end I caved to pressure. Continue reading

Naked & Exposed

Whether I’m wearing lots of makeup or no makeup, I’m always the same person inside. ~Lady Gaga
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Not too often do I shoot a picture without makeup. Continue reading

Restless in Kashmir

A camel makes an elephant feel like a jet plane. ~Jackie Kennedy
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I have so often been fascinated by the iconic picture of the young woman nomad in National Geographic magazine. (http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/files/2013/10/696907-and-127438-as-Smart-Object-1.jpg) Continue reading