Sunday, August 2, 2015

...8.2.15...








Once, there was a girl & a boy who wanted to change the world & at first, they thought it’d be easy, because if everyone could see how beautiful it’d be, it’d take about a minute, but all the people they talked to were too busy to stop & listen. So, they went off & did beautiful things all on their own & pretty soon people were stopping & asking if they could come along & do that, too & that’s how they figured out how worlds change.
~storypeople

welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.
robin.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

...7.26.15...


 love that it wasn't planted by me, but yet there it is.
thanks for the help, and the heart smile Grandma.


“A good traveler has no fixed plans
and is not intent upon arriving.
A good artist lets his intuition
lead him wherever it wants.
A good scientist has freed himself of concepts
and keeps his mind open to what is.

Thus the Master is available to all people
and doesn't reject anyone.
He is ready to use all situations
and doesn't waste anything.
This is called embodying the light.

What is a good man but a bad man's teacher?
What is a bad man but a good man's job?
If you don't understand this, you will get lost,
however intelligent you are.
It is the great secret.”




welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.
robin.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

...times of light and shadow...






"for what is life but
alternate times of light and shadow.
when we work out the shadow part of ourselves,
the times of shadow are not so dark."
~lynne namka

i had the day off yesterday.
not only was i blessed to have coffee.
on the porch with my folks.
but there was plenty of sun.
for shadows.
just BE.
robin.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

...7.19.15...

a true photograph need not be explained,
nor can it be contained in words.
~ansel adams















"photography is the art of observation.
it has little to do with the things you see
and everything to do with the way you see them."
elliott erwitt

what a wonderful week.
to love photography.
and what a beautiful sight to wake up.
and walk out my back door onto.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.
robin.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

...7.12.15...









Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing 
or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, 
is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.
Erich Fromm 

someone will.
and i will smile and shake my head.
and i will spread open my arms.
and dance.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.
robin.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

...7.5.15...
















The dragonfly, in almost every part of the world symbolizes change and change in the perspective of self realization; and the kind of change that has its source in mental and emotional maturity and the understanding of the deeper meaning of life. 

The traditional association of Dragonflies with water also gives rise to this meaning to this amazing insect. The Dragonfly’s scurrying flight across water represents an act of going beyond what’s on the surface and looking into the deeper implications and aspects of life. 

           • Power and Poise
The dragonfly’s agile flight and its ability to move in all six directions exude a sense of power and poise - something that comes only with age and maturity. 
The dragonfly can move at an amazing 45 miles an hour,  hover like a helicopter fly backwards like a hummingbird, fly straight up, down and on either side. What is mind blowing is the fact that it can do this while flapping its wings a mere 30 times a minute while mosquitoes and houseflies need to flap their wings 600 and 1000 times a minute respectively. 

The awe inspiring aspect is how the dragonfly accomplishes its objectives with utmost simplicity, effectiveness and well, if you look at proportions, with 20 times as much power in each of its wing strokes when compared to the other insects.  The best part is that the dragonfly does it with elegance and grace that can be compared to a veteran ballet dancer. If this is not a brazen, lazy, overkill in terms of display of raw power, what is?
• Defeat of Self Created Illusions
The dragonfly exhibits iridescence both on its wings as well as on its body. Iridescence is the property of an object to show itself in different colors depending on the angle and polarization of light falling on it. 

This property is seen and believed as the end of one’s self created illusions and a clear vision into the realities of life. The magical property of iridescence is also associated with the discovery of one’s own abilities by unmasking the real self and removing the doubts one casts on his/her own sense of identity. This again indirectly means self discovery and removal of inhibitions.
• Focus on living ‘IN’ the moment
The dragonfly normally lives most of its life as a nymph or an immature. It flies only for a fraction of its life and usually not more than a few months. This adult dragonfly does it all in these few months and leaves nothing to be desired. This style of life symbolizes and exemplifies the virtue of living IN the moment and living life to the fullest. By living in the moment you are aware of who you are, where you are, what you are doing, what you want, what you don’t and make informed choices on a moment-to-moment basis. 

This ability lets you live your life without regrets like the great dragonfly.
• The opening of one’s eyes
The eyes of the dragonfly are one of the most amazing and awe inspiring sights. Given almost 80% of the insect’s brain power is dedicated to its sight and the fact that it can see in all 360 degrees around it, it symbolizes the uninhibited vision of the mind and the ability to see beyond the limitations of the human self. It also in a manner of speaking symbolizes a man/woman’s rising from materialism to be able to see beyond the mundane into the vastness that is really our Universe, and our own minds.
dragonfly-site.com

welcome to coffee hour.

welcome to this Sunday afternoon.

just BE.

robin.