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Sunday, December 27, 2009

cosmos - a favourite flower of mine from the summertime photo archives

It's the time of the year that my photography wanes. All around me has become muted and dull. Browns and dead. Whites and cold. And I love pink and red and orange.

It's mantra time again

Don't be afraid
Have courage
Speak your truth
Trust in love

I have been given everything. Everything and more ... much, much more. I'm still stupidly trying to figure out why ? How crazy is that ? Because of course in my attempts to figure out why I try to convince myself that maybe everything is not true. Doubt. Love doubt - my fatal flaw.

To love someone is something,
To be loved by someone is something,
but to be loved by the one you love
is everything



  1. Girrrl, don't make me come up there and smack you. You have everything because you deserve everything. Leave it at that. Now enjoy life. Or at least enjoy good cooking and surround sound.

  2. I agree with Big Shamu. Relax and enjoy it all.

  3. Acceptance is tricky. :) I think when you have good things happen, the tendency is to expect the shoe to drop. Right on your head! LOL! Maybe there is no why. Maybe it just is, and if so, enjoy the ride for as long as you get. xoxo Pam

  4. i think it is so easy to doubt the goodness that life gives us, particularly when we've been hurt or lonely for a long period of time. i live that life years ago. then i embraced the saying "it is better to have lived and lost than never to have loved at all" and i really try to live that way without worry about what may happen.i believe that we make our own reality. so believe that this is here to stay and live your life to make it so.

    ((hugs)) from bella and zoe!!!!

  5. I love colour photos too...but, this time of year time for the B&W beauty of Winter! The fun and special part is enjoying what you have.
    Tail Wags to All.

  6. I agree that pointing your camera at those dull brown and white frozen things can bring them to life in a certain way. At the same time... I really would much rather be surrounded by flowers of bright colors right now!

  7. Your posts are beautiful flowers this time of year, ya know? It's hard to let go of doubt, because then more love just floods in, and it can be overwhelming. What a gift...

  8. Love doubt is a condition best alleviated with a continued dosae of affection every day over time. :) Enjoy, dear Susan, whatever te reasons, if there even need to be any.

  9. Hi,
    Just catching up on the last week. I love that quote, I think I will have to work that into me and Jamie's wedding ceremony.


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