a Photographic Journey by Meryl

Awareness

Feast

Long House copyright small

feast of red

perfect spread

before my eyes

words can’t

describe

 


Leap: Flexible Plans

From Meryl:
Here is a post that resounded for me
today. It’s amazing how if you are ready and willing
to receive it, the perfect message filters through.
Thank you Christa!
xoxmeryl

Christa Avampato

My friend, Blair, sent me this photo and I promptly printed it out to hang at my desk. Plans are important – they give us a guidepost and help us bolster our sense of determination. They help us to persevere. However, if we never give ourselves the flexibility to change and alter them, we run the risk of missing out on something wonderful.

Life has many twists and turns. We receive information and insight all the time, and those insights can bring about wonderfully unexpected and unplanned opportunities. The joys of life are often coupled with surprises and adventures we never saw coming. Don’t miss out on them; they arrive at our doorstep for a reason.

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Help

pressed
like a
pancake
flat on
my back

help me
find
my arms
my legs
my breath

help me
feel
the warmth
see beyond
the fire

help me
float
between
blankets
of fear

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Love VI

gazes melt
hands clasp
first steps
in love


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Fleeting

corners turned

canines flossed

fires extinguished

iPad embossed

apologies texted

placentas tossed

diary shredded

cowboys Indians

fleeting

lost

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Love V

red velvet
campari curls
shadows deep
now unfurl

chiffon swings
hipster tea
whispers scent
remember me

for my daughter
Jaclyn on her 22nd Birthday

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Aglow

alone
alert
alive
adept
afloat
Aglow


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Cycles

solstice
angel dusk
wheel of fortune
rivers sprout
lines repeat
unspoken
water
cycles
unbroken

dedicated to my Mom
on her 76th Birthday

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Love IV

wounded
far-off eyes
waves rolling
no reprise

severed
soul strong
still here
so long
Love                                                                    
for Susan
who passed away on June 19th
after a battle with melanoma

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click on Love

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Present II

foot fingers
polished red
concentration
straight ahead
no departure
promised lands
supermarket
accountant
pharmacist
adoring fans

Through my recovery including ten years of yoga, I’ve learned to appreciate my feet. Yes, they’re mine.
For so long, I disliked them, thought they were too big, was barely aware of how important they are—that they’re my foundation. Without them, now where would I be?
When I’m having a hard time staying present and need to relax, but have no time or energy for exercise, I flex them and stretch my toes out as far as they’ll go. Pulls me right back into myself…feels wonderful…

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Proud

papa
two peas
two pods
too
Proud

Happy Father’s Day!

for Steven

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Relief

pressure mounts
four stories
no grip

escalate
circle higher
features shrink

puzzled pieces
lose detail
in Relief

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Love III

first sight
back seat rider
meets driver
royal blues
match
Love

I’ve migrated more quickly than I thought from flowers
to loving beings in this new series …
but will be moving back and forth and in between
so keep a lookout for more Love.

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Accept

dripping
thru fingers
spires pointed
shrines unknown
tides accepted
washed up
and away
bygone

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Idle

dare I
stop stare
chat chew sip
some green water
like Jackie O
idle for a
while

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