Hope & Healing Through Photography and Poetic Expression


Like the turtle
cautious and slow;
we need a safe shell
when it’s time to lie low.

~Robyn Lee

21 responses

  1. Love it!

    April 3, 2012 at 12:24 AM

  2. Thanks Julie… he’s actually a friendly guy — and like the ladies – but when he’s in need of that “alone time” – he goes for it! Need to take lessons:)

    April 3, 2012 at 12:32 AM

  3. we can always learn from our friends in the natural world 🙂

    April 3, 2012 at 1:05 AM

  4. eremophila

    I envy him. 🙂

    April 3, 2012 at 1:56 AM

    • I know Eremophia! Major advantage to have a built in ‘peaceful place’ to go when needed:)

      April 3, 2012 at 7:58 PM

  5. My grandmother was Italian, one day she told me: If you are going slowly, you can go far.
    Your words made me remember my grandmother.
    Thank you.

    April 3, 2012 at 8:35 AM

    • 1cruzdelsur – Such a great anecdote from your Grandma! Wise words. So glad my post could promote this memory for you today:) So welcome!

      April 3, 2012 at 8:00 PM

  6. Nancy

    love the turtle sometimes I wish I had that strong of an exterior

    April 3, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    • thanks nancy! Guess we have stronger shells than we realize sometimes.

      April 3, 2012 at 8:01 PM

  7. Renee Braunstein

    I love that quote and also the photo

    April 3, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    • Thanks Renee! Thrilled you liked it:)

      April 3, 2012 at 8:01 PM

  8. love the monotone and message….slowing down…my mantra too these days…:)

    April 3, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    • Thanks Meryl – yes, monotone seemed appropriate for the mood here. Slowing down is good – great mantra!

      April 3, 2012 at 8:03 PM

  9. I have a little totem of a turtle that I keep in my pocket, who reminds me to be comfortable in all circumstances and luxuriate in a feeling of timelessness. Take it slow, friend, he reminds me! Great photo!!

    April 3, 2012 at 2:49 PM

    • Awww – erran – that is completely wonderful. I love the idea of a totem reminder turtle in your pocket. Thanks for sharing and I’m so glad you liked the post!

      April 3, 2012 at 8:06 PM

  10. williamricci

    Sweet photo.

    April 3, 2012 at 8:28 PM

  11. victoriaaphotography

    Your photo & quote remind me to slow down, take deep breathes and just BE.
    It’s been a little stressful around my place lately….

    April 6, 2012 at 9:11 AM

  12. Know what you mean Victoria! Glad the post could serve as a reminder this way!

    April 6, 2012 at 10:33 AM

  13. Ivy

    This guy is so majestic… and your sepia treatment makes it look like something Darwin photographed on some south sea island!

    April 6, 2012 at 11:28 PM

  14. Oh my – Darwin – really? How cool Ivy – thank you!! He is pretty majestic at that:)

    April 6, 2012 at 11:31 PM

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