Wednesday, February 1, 2012

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journal page, photo, acrylic

The Pacific Ocean beckons, arms wide to embrace the totality of life,

a reminder that each day is unique, each moment a lifetime.

I still stop my car at the sight of a sunset as I did

a quarter of a century ago with

my son in his infant seat.   "Look

at the sky," I would say and point to another

flawless horizon as we sat to watch the last 

of the persimmon colored embers transform the sky, 

then drive the  three blocks home in the silence

reflected under clouds.



This is linked to Rebecca Brook's Postcards from Paradise.  
I encourage you to visit Rebecca to see more  of Paradise.

This is also linked to Kat's Eye studio, Photo~Heart Connection.  
Visit to see other photographs  connected to the heart.

24 comments:

  1. Gorgeous. I love the handwritten words used as framing for the image and reading what you wrote. 25 years later-the view still stops you, awed. Isn't that wonderful?

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  2. This is an amazing view of the world - so much sky and color. I love your words, they speak of loving life and being in the moment enough to watch the transition of day into night in such a beautiful way. Thank you for sharing this in the Photo-Heart Connection. I'm so glad to have you join in!

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  3. your adjectives are so descriptive ... as always, a true masterpiece! xo

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  4. What a dramatic sky! I love the bright colors. Nice to have the sweet memories of sharing sunsets with your little son. Wonderful reminder to stop and look at the beauty all around us.

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  5. This is a stunning photo & isn't it amazing that the sky is constantly so breath taking.

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  6. Gorgeous, the colors are just mind-blowing

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  7. This is breathtaking! No wonder you stopped the car then and now!! Love your words. They remind me of special times with my children!!

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  8. Such a fabulous sky! Wow! Lovely words, too.

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  9. I love this - the image, the sky and ocean, the words. Heartfelt and beautiful.

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  10. The colors in this shot are so dramatic that I just want to lose myself in them. Such a gorgeous capture.

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  11. Thank you everyone for your generous comments. My heart is full.

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  12. what an amazing sky and beautiful image! Loved reading your words, they expressed your connection to this image so beautifully.

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  13. What a gorgeous image. Beautiful colours and I love the handwritten frame.

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  14. I love your frame around this and your words. The colors are so amazing as if to say to all of us - stop and look at me!

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  15. An amazing image and an equally amazing approach to life. I can't help but wonder how your attention to and enjoyment of the moment influenced your child then and now that he's an adult.

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  16. How can you not...stop to stare in wonder! at a sky like this.

    just beautiful...

    happy weekend to you!
    x..x

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  17. beautiful ~ i always want to stop and watch the sunset also, thanks for sharing...

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  18. I love sharing beautiful skies and wonders of nature with my kids...I hope they learn to appreciate such beauty themselves and remember us sharing such moments together. Just this afternoon, in fact, my 6 year old son asked me if I remembered that really pretty sunset we saw togehter last year when I'd forgotten to take my camera with me...I think I might be making an impression on them ;)

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  19. Amazing capture and memories...love how you framed it too.

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  20. Beautiful, and I love how you still have to stop and look all these years later.

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  21. dear irene,

    i love how you stir the hearts of all lovers of light and mindfulness.
    i love too knowing that you have also walked beside anado to the land of colorlicious!
    our paths interweave once more!

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  22. Beautiful pages! Isn't it wonderful to be home!

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  23. You made me just stop and enjoy the moment. I never have enough of sunsets, water, inner peace. It does feel like home!

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