a Photographic Journey by Meryl

Posts tagged “post-traumatic stress

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Brrrr too….

Snowed in


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Brrrr

Burr


Just

JustWhen I saw this from above at the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan
last week, I didn’t know quite what to make of it, but somehow
it absorbed me. Perhaps its warmth spoke to my longing
for the sun on a winter day; perhaps its symmetry
symbolized justice in our unjust world.
Whatever the reason, I decided to
stop thinking and just enjoy…

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Anew

limbs frozen
blocked view
canvas stretched
canyon anew
Anew
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Ally

“We are alone, absolutely alone on this chance planet;
amid all the forms of life that surround us,
not one, excepting the dog, has made
an alliance with us.”
Maurice Maeterlinck

Ally


Past

wad of words
poison gas
hardened
chunks
melted
wax
salt
water
setting sun
crooning sax
dissolved
past
Past

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Invincible

“In the midst of winter, I finally learned that
there was in me an invincible summer.”
Albert Camus

Free


Blue

Blue

The biggest challenge of living on the East End of Long Island is warding off the blues
this time of year. When I’m asked what it’s like here in the winter, I say it’s
quiet and only for those who can create their own  amusement.
After a succession of grey days, I searched my
archives for this very blue January sky
to entertain my imagination
and yes, to keep smiling.

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Patterns

Patterns
As the new year starts, we’ve been programmed to make resolutions
for how we plan to change our spots in the coming year.
It’s been my experience that they rarely work.
Instead I like to take stock of the areas
where I made progress in the
past year, then settle on
a few intentions:
old patterns
I’d like
to break,
or new ones
I’d like to initiate.
This gives me more latitude,
more room to rearrange those spots
rather than expect them to change completely.

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Miracles

locket of ice
quiet mice
legwork done
nowhere to run

mercury dips
lay down whip
clocks unwind
miracles divine

Miracles
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Love XII

matched set
beloved
brother
lucky
me
love XII
In the aftermath of the tragedy
in Connecticut, it’s a time for cuddling
close with those we love. These two hounds,
Josh and Kara, were rescued by a dear friend.
When I visited her last Thursday and snapped this
on my iPhone, I knew it would end up here, but I had no
idea what would transpire the next morning and couldn’t
have imagined how vital its message would be…

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Escape

mother of pearl
lollipops careen
tie-dyed curls
escapist
dreams
Escapist
In memory of those tragically lost in Newtown, Connecticut


Tangled

lines
straight
angles too
assumption
life would
reflect
you

Tangled
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Cheer

bricks stacked
bagels packed
morning cheer
on four wheels
Found

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Fossil

“I don’t seek, I find.”
Serpent 1These are wise words from someone
who taught me a great deal about photography.
When I first heard them, I was confounded. How can I find if I don’t seek?
Yet as time passes, I find that when I’m searching for something,
anything—my keys, the perfect gift, a new friend—
it eludes me, doesn’t appear until I stop looking.
Here’s a fossil in the sand that I discovered
through my lens one cold day when
I least expected it…

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