Lessons in Acceptance

When my eldest sister was diagnosed with acute leukaemia and given a month to a year to live, I had to scramble to be there for her. You see, I was deathly afraid of hospitals, and almost fainted the day she had her spinal tap. I had to find a way to conquer my phobias […]

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Reflections for Lens-Artists

Winter came early to our part of the world this year, her frosty fingers freezing the landscape – river becoming a perfect mirror to capture the greys of the season. Even though I’ve used this photo before, I love the way the window displays both what’s inside – the wings – and what’s outside – […]

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RV-Able: 600 Miles From Home

The cold is unrelenting, and sleep does not favour us this first night out, so at 4:00 a.m. we decide to take advantage of Walmart’s 24-hour service and get some groceries.  The sight of food stirs hunger and from there we find an all night Denny’s and order an early breakfast. That Ric is overtired is […]

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When Turning Off the News Is Not Enough

“I am glad that Bill Cosby got jail time,” I state, seated across from my husband at lunch.  “I hope justice doesn’t stop there.” My husband shifts uncomfortably in his chair.  He thought that Cosby should have house arrest.  He doesn’t say it now – he’s too sensitive for that – but he has said […]

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CB&WC: Mirror Images and Reflections

Photographing myself in the side mirror of the car, is apparently serious business, judging by the furrowed brow.  I should take a lesson from my two-year-old granddaughter, who seems quite amused by her own image.   Maybe it’s the pyjama’s that set the mood. This wild horse, on the other hand, appears unaware that he […]

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CFFC: Windows and Greenery

My lens is drawn to windows, not for what I can see beyond, rather for the mystery they invoke. I watch the world through the frame of a window – life passing while I lie still, praying for better days – certain that few would guess that I am here, wonder at my well-being. Now, […]

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Reflections on Nurturing Wonder

Thanks to all who participated in this week’s challenge.  (It is never too late to join in, if you feel so inspired.) Tammy at Tammy’s Reading/Writing Life wrote a post about feeling magic that so resonated with our theme, I invited her to share.  She speaks of finding magic in children’s rapt attention, Christmas, bookstores, […]

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