Monday, May 31, 2010

Remembering Our Heroes

On Memorial Day the thoughtful among us honor those American soldiers who have lost their lives in service. Young men and women who believed in their cause strongly enough to die for it.

There have been other heroes in our lives who may not have died on the battlefield but deserved to be remembered more the once a year none the less. Not necessarily to mourn their dying but to remember their living! People of courage and character who by their examples have offered us ways of living lives that are honorable and uplifting.

Perhaps we could even learn from them and honor them while they are still alive?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A Tribute and a Dedication

Occasionally, or perhaps often, we cross paths with someone who inspires and encourages us. One who sees in us what we can't see for ourselves.

I dedicate this blog to my special friend who died a year ago today. A generous and patient teacher, a beautiful spirit and with a talent so rare and pure the Universe could only share you with us for a little while. You are my inspiration. You gave me my wings but couldn't be around to see me fly.

I miss you, Ramon, and I salute you with every click of my shutter.
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Tuesday, May 4, 2010


"Life is magnificent.....It is truth dreaming of love. Our lives, this world, is our canvas with which to paint upon with such glories that the Universe has never before witnessed."

These are lines from a play I attended this weekend. "Daughter", by renown writer Bradley Rand Smith, is a look at the possibility the Yeshua ben Joseph (Jesus) has returned as promised, but in the form of a woman.

Exquisitely acted by 3 women, this play didn't embrace any one religious or spiritual viewpoint. It seemed to pull from various beliefs and offered a very thought provoking and uplifting way of celebrating our lives and our differences - our canvases - with tolerance and compassion.