a Photographic Journey by Meryl


During one of the recent presidential debates,
President Obama made a reference to ‘grace’
that has stuck with me. Something to the effect
that one of our goals in life is to get through it
with some grace. I couldn’t find the exact quote.
Through all the political commentary and exchanges
between the two candidates, that comment speaks
volumes about the man. For me, it symbolizes an
ideal that has gotten lost, but one that we need to
revitalize as a nation, as a people, and as individuals.

©Meryl Spiegel 2012–All rights reserved–No reproduction without permission

18 responses

  1. Lovely lovely lovely… a magnificent photo to go with the words…

    October 22, 2012 at 11:43 am

    • Thanks Bulldog…I took it several years back when I was photographing in a yoga studio…and it came to mind regarding this subject…xomeryl

      October 22, 2012 at 12:52 pm

  2. grishmanphotography

    Big like 🙂

    October 22, 2012 at 1:23 pm

  3. Lovely photo ~ I like the silhouette effect so much. Politics ~ yes — grace wouldn’t it be wonderful if those 2 words could be companions…. Excellent message Meryl ~ Brava! :)xo

    October 22, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    • Exactly, Robyn…I was so impressed when he chose to talk about that during the debate…if only there was more of that in

      October 22, 2012 at 4:53 pm

  4. Grace .. such a powerful yet subtle word, add integrity with it and you get the honorable human .. not in politics though …
    Excellent photo .. would not have thought to take it like you .. such a tightly framed pose and not a full silhouette .. worked brilliantly .. can”t wait to try it , but may be black and white .. love it ..

    October 22, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    • Yes, it is quite subtle, Tarek…and the tight crop does provide details otherwise absent from a silhouette…I look forward to seeing some from you in black and white…thank you…Meryl

      October 23, 2012 at 9:40 am

  5. Grace – the exercise of love, kindness, mercy, favor; disposition to benefit or serve another. What a beautiful word and what a beautiful meaning. Thank you for reviving this word today, Meryl. To infuse grace into everything we do and say. Excellent post. Stunning picture. Sharon

    October 23, 2012 at 6:17 am

    • Thank you, Sharon…I love how you used “infuse”….it is almost an archaic idea, isn’t it? But each one of your posts seems to reflect it inherently….Meryl

      October 23, 2012 at 9:36 am

  6. Lovely, Meryl! Excellent example of grace!

    October 23, 2012 at 5:58 pm

  7. Great post Meryl, and grat pic too!
    Grace.. another of those states of mind that seems to be gradually eroded away by the want it now, gimme gimme it’s mine, lives we live these days.
    It’s something you don’t see much of these days sadly… that and honour. 😦
    Hope all is well for you
    love n hugs

    October 25, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    • Yes, well put! A state of mind that needs to be nurtured…difficult to maintain, but worth the effort…thanks for the lovely comment…xomeryl

      October 26, 2012 at 9:02 am

  8. A very great post. Orofiorentino from Italy

    October 26, 2012 at 6:29 am

  9. Beautiful!

    November 18, 2012 at 1:11 am

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