Celebrating World Photography Day 2018

“Nothing is ever really lost to us as long a we remember it.” L.M. Montgomery, The Story Girl Photography has changed the way we visualize our lives in retrospective. A photo holds the story behind the sunrise, the emotions of a wedding day, the hope for a sleeping newborn resting against a mother’s shoulder. Photography…

The Open Door

How many doors can we walk through at a time? In my world, I can only go through one door at a time. Why then, do I always have the propensity to choose the closed door? “When one door closes, another opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door…

Ideals and Destiny

There are things in this world that are bigger than you and me: mountains, oceans, and the sky.  Perhaps the greatest stretch for humanity is to live up to our ideals and fulfill our personal destinies.  Carl Schurz, (1829 – 1906), with all his life experience as a German revolutionary, American statesman and reformer, and…

Start

Today, I will start.  Start to enjoy, to smile, to laugh, to think, to care, to love…to be. “There is only one day left, always starting over: it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk.” Jean-Paul Sartre

Prepare to Stop

We all wait for a sign to move, to begin, to speak, to laugh. It’s about action, movement, progress, all of which is associated with personal productivity and value.  Sometimes, we must heed a different message, especially when the sign is blocking your path.  Stopping may be the only choice.  And maybe, it will be…

Un-Birthdays are the best!

“There are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get un-birthday presents, and only one for birthday presents, you know.” Lewis Carroll   They say that when you have a birthday, you start your life anew.  Lewis Carroll, who brought us Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, reminds us that there are…