"Forget not that the earth
delights to feel your bare feet and
the winds long to play with your hair."
~Kahlil Gibran

Thursday, June 28, 2012





My life held very little meaning.

All-consuming pain.

Fear and anger enveloped me.

I was drowning in life itself.

Words floated in my head;

they anchored my heart in sadness.

The pain swallowed me whole;

I fell into an abyss.

The water slowly

whirling around and around,

a vortex swallowing me whole,

until all sense of reality was gone.


In the dark.


The dark liquid slowly oozing through all orifices.



Losing air.

Losing life.

Losing everything.

Slowly it seeped into my lungs ,

spreading deep and ugly,

taking away my life.

Drowning in sadness;

drowning in fear;

drowning in anger;

drowning in life.

My lungs began to quiver,

My light, growing ever dimmer.

Sinking farther into the abyss;

I was gone.


1 Click:
I begin my ascent.

2 Clicks:
The light is far, but attainable.

3 Clicks:
Bubbles of life burst.

4 Clicks:
Hope invades me..

5 Clicks:
Old memories become compartmentalized; there, but distant.

6 Clicks:
The surface just out of reach.

7 Clicks:
Fear, Anger, Pain cling on for dear life.

8 Clicks:
Love & Life are waiting; I see them now.

9 Clicks:
I break the surface and breath.

10 Clicks:
I choose life.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Tempe: Age 2

 Yesterday, I had the opportunity to photograph the beautiful Miss Temperance.  She turned 2 in the spring and we were just getting around to doing her photos.  I am so happy we waited, because the day was perfect and so were her outfits!

Tempe and her mommy.

There was a bug that had captured her attention, so we went with it.

So serious!  This little girl has so many facial expressions that crack me up!

This has to be one of my favorites.  I know you can't see her face, but I love it.  So sweet and simple.

She looks like a sweet little doll here.

I admit, this photo is not the best crop-wise, but I loved her facial expression and had to add it. 

Such attitude.

Peekaboo, mommy, I see you!

Another bug caught her attention; an ant this time.

Awww, if we could all be this carefree.

Little sailor girl.