a Photographic Journey by Meryl

Posts tagged “women

Blessed


I try not to use this as a forum for
my personal life, but I couldn’t resist
in this instance. In the aftermath of the
hurricane, with all the dismal news of wreckage
and destruction, I received this image via email of
me and my grandson, whom I took as my date to the
bat mitzvah of my neighbor’s daughter. When I saw the
picture, all I could think of is how blessed and grateful I am.
I know it’s a cliche, but sometimes it takes a catastrophe to
see and appreciate all that we have..

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

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Invisible

they say
she looks
her best
toned legs
ample breasts

why can’t
she rest
food aplenty
passed
her tests

why must
she wear
her heart
on her
chest

I say
why can’t
you listen
look inside
my refrain

why can’t
you see
me my
invisible
pain

visit Phantoms to see more in this series

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


Girl Power

adjoined
we worship
the water
the sun
life on
earth
two
wombs
four girls
olive eyes
bronze skin
bouncing curls
transplanted
from the east
newcomers
friendship
re-birth
power

There’s nothing like bonding with
a girlfriend. Here’s me and Robyn Lee
hanging out on a bench with some lily pads.
Yep, we go way back… when our girls were
romping (sometimes butt naked ) on the beach.
We met at a day care center… new moms and
newcomers in this breathtaking yet lonely
place…both looking for a friend.
Then life and illness got in the way.
We had rarely spoken or seen one another
for years and years until Robyn came over for tea to
celebrate my birthday this past March. That day she shared
how she had discovered photography via her new blog—
Through The Healing Lens—how it was helping her
reconnect with the world after being isolated due
to her medical challenges and chronic pain.
Ironic, since I’m a photographer yet it wasn’t until
that moment that I realized that my craft had also been
helping me cope and recover–from post-traumatic stress–
in my case, since the moment I picked up a camera.
Although our pain manifests in different ways, we realized
we continue to travel on parallel paths. Hence. the
creation of Recovery Thru My Lens
and this collaborative post
with image by Robyn
and words by me,
Meryl

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


Scissored

going, going
halfway gone
headed south
oh so strong

scissored arms
scissored legs
moving past me
my own egg

Today I will be driving with my daughter to her new home
in the city where she will be starting her adult life. Quite a milestone
in her life and mine. Half of me wants to hold onto that little girl, the one
who hung onto my leg, who wouldn’t leave my side, who asked question after
question until they became too difficult for me to answer. The other half is mesmerized
by her mind, her beauty, but mostly by her strength and perseverance.
I’m sad, but oh so proud.

go to Phantoms to see more in this series

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


Here’s a post from fellow blogger, Carlos,
from way down south in Argentina
that I found so relaxing today….
his choice of music and visuals is always
so inspiring and hits just the right note…
This is the first time I’m reblogging….Enjoy!

cruzdelsur

Para ver este vídeo apague el reproductor de música que esta en el lado derecho de mi blog, solo pinché el botón de dos rayas.

To view this video off – stop  the music player that is on the right side of my blog,  just click the button two stripes.

Link translation into English : http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=es&sl=es&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2F1cruzdelsur.wordpress.com%2F

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Girls

give
gossip
grouse
groupie
generous
gerrymander
gorgeous
groovy
goofy
Girls

visit Learning to See to read more about image

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


Idle

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

Visit PHANTOMS to see all posts in this series
and to see more Phantoms go to Photography by Meryl Spiegel 

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


Present

worrying
waiting
for one
to appear
look left
another glances
sideways Present too

go to Learning to See to read more

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


Bloom

rosebud
blooming bright
bountiful spirit
filled with light
letting go yet
holding tight

in honor of my daughter’s college graduation
 go to Learning to See to learn more about this image

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


Group Therapy

gaggle of girls
secrets laughs tears
no teeth no curls
why not here
cold and might
frozen fingers
numb delight

go to Strength & Serenity on my website to see more of this series

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


Misunderstood

take my picture
that what you said
show the world
I’m better off dead

no, no, not at all
i admire
your strength
your will
your gall

to read more go to Misunderstood for a deeper reflection

go to Strength & Serenity on my website to see more from this series

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