Hope & Healing Through Photography and Poetic Expression

Ups & Downs

“There is an uphill for every downhill, and a downhill for every uphill.”

~ Turkish Proverb

Have a Great Weekend!


14 responses

  1. I love your quotes and your pictures are incredible, but I also feel like I want to know more – more about you.

    March 23, 2012 at 12:00 AM

  2. You are such a darling Julie! Very flattered you have this interest. I’m actually working on a written piece that is on the darker side (which is a place I rarely go). I am debating presenting it more in poetry style -vs- narrative. I guess given my situation I need to face the darkness once and a while – so am really glad I’ll have supporters like you around when I do! So stay tuned for Pain Shadow II!

    In the meantime – anything you want to know — I’ll tell ya!! 🙂 Actually was nominated for a few of these blogger awards recently, that require I compose a list of “things about me” and that might be fun. Still need to get to study up on what the awards are all about – but nice honor indeed!
    As always, appreciate your encouragement and support here!!

    March 23, 2012 at 12:10 AM

  3. victoriaaphotography

    I can really relate to this quote, because I’ve experienxed it so much in recent years. Once you start seeing the truth in these words, it helps you get through those dark days (and illuminates the better moments). I’ve deleted my old Google writing Blog, but there were a few posts on that which would have helped with getting through those bad days with severe pain.

    Great quote and image Robyn.

    March 23, 2012 at 4:50 AM

    • Thanks so much Victoria. Yes – might have liked to see your old blog. At a point now where I’m at a crossroads and not sure if I need to return to the medical model to figure out why my hip will not stop going out of joint and causing such pain. Trying to remember the uphills and downhills to give me some strength. Really appreciate your visits V. Thanks again. RL

      March 23, 2012 at 8:53 PM

  4. Love the picture and the quote!
    The quote sounds almost as if from a Taoistic classic.
    E.g. from Tao Te Ching, Chapter 2 (Mitchell translation):

    “Being and non-being create each other.
    Difficult and easy support each other.
    Long and short define each other.
    High and low depend on each other.
    Before and after follow each other.”

    Have a great weekend!

    March 23, 2012 at 6:33 AM

    • Thanks so much fotografzahl! Really like the Tao Te Ching verses – excellent to meditate on that while we ponder the polarity in all of life. Contrast is everywhere it seems. So glad you enjoyed the photo and post!! You have a terrific weekend as well:) RL

      March 23, 2012 at 8:56 PM

  5. recoverythrumylens@wordpress.com

    Love the circular ocean reminding us that the world is really round…still hard to believe…

    March 23, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    • Thank you so much http://www.recoverythrumylens.wordpress.com! I know – circles everywhere it seems.
      Welcome to wordpress -I wish you much joy in beginning your new blog here!!
      ps: notice your signature in the comment above – you need to convert the “the” to a “my” ( I believe) 🙂

      March 23, 2012 at 8:59 PM

  6. Oh, why does there have to be an uphill to every downhill?! I love how your shot mimicks ups and downs in the foreground, but also on the edges of the ocean, with the rising and falling of the curvature. Hope you’re currently on a downhill 😉 Have a great weekend!

    March 23, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    • You are so perceptive ktlee. I notices the same as you in the ocean having curving dimensions as well. Yes – I agree… wish we could have mostly downhills — but seems a tough order around here lately with regard to my pain. In all other aspects I can handle the twists and turns and just be thrilled with life all around. Gotta keep working on that I suppose. Thanks for your thoughtful comments. Means a lot – and enjoy the weekend!! RL

      March 23, 2012 at 9:03 PM

  7. Maybe it’s why I love roller coasters — all the ups and downs. Great photo…wish I was at that location right now.

    March 23, 2012 at 3:52 PM

    • Yes Lisa – always loved roller coasters too… and spinning rides that made me really dizzy!!! Thank you – I’m so glad you liked the photo. I live in a great location I admit. It’s a resort community in the summer which is around the corner. Hope I can get my pain under control just enough to participate in the fun this year. Sending good wishes your way!! RL

      March 23, 2012 at 9:07 PM

  8. Ivy

    This photo is absolutely gorgeous! The striations of color in the sea and the inviting path leading up to it – so lovely! The curvature of the ocean makes it seem boundryless. Really like this.

    March 24, 2012 at 5:00 PM

  9. So glad you liked it Ivy 🙂 It’s one I held on to for a while before posting for some reason, and then was pleasantly surprised at how much everyone liked it! I suppose sometimes the photographer is too close to appreciate what other viewers may appreciate!

    March 24, 2012 at 8:55 PM

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