Hope & Healing Through Photography and Poetic Expression

Unremitting Love


“Because there’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean
refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how
many times it’s sent away.”

~Sara Kay

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53 responses

  1. you might almost say there’s a message hidden in each roll and flow..

    May 17, 2012 at 11:53 PM

    • Thank you kindly Dean. You may be right about this:)

      May 18, 2012 at 2:27 PM

  2. That is such a beautiful quote. I’ve never heard it before. And what a fantastic shot of the waves rolling in, too. I don’t think I would ever tire of sitting on the shore, just watching.

    May 17, 2012 at 11:57 PM

    • Thanks Jeannie – will be doing a follow-up on the poet who wrote the quote a bit later today!! She’s exceptional (24 years old) …I loved it as well, and just had to use it with this photo that seemed to me the image of waves kissing the shore 🙂 I’m with you– lets all get together for a wave watching party!!

      May 18, 2012 at 10:21 AM

  3. How beautiful – kissing!

    May 18, 2012 at 12:05 AM

    • I know – was tickled with the notion also Julie! Thanks, and sending good thoughts all the way to Australia for you today!

      May 18, 2012 at 10:22 AM

  4. lovely capture and quote……

    May 18, 2012 at 12:06 AM

    • Thanks so much Stan… sorry no shadow images in those waves for you 😉 but was a pretty cool shot I thought – especially with Sara Kay’s quote!

      May 18, 2012 at 10:23 AM

  5. I do love the quote and the photography- Very beautiful!

    May 18, 2012 at 12:34 AM

    • Thanks so much Cynthia!! So glad you enjoyed it:)

      May 18, 2012 at 9:32 PM

  6. Wonderful photo accompanied with the perfect words!

    May 18, 2012 at 12:50 AM

    • Thank you Mark. I appreciate your thoughtful comment. So glad you enjoyed the post!

      May 18, 2012 at 10:24 AM

  7. beautiful photo! I love it! 😉

    May 18, 2012 at 2:07 AM

    • So glad poojycat! Thank you 🙂

      May 18, 2012 at 10:26 AM

  8. victoriaaphotography

    Beautiful words and a particularly lovely photo to accompany them.

    May 18, 2012 at 4:35 AM

    • Thanks so much Victoria…so glad you liked it:)

      May 18, 2012 at 10:27 AM

  9. I love the quote and its accompanying photo. Both are beautiful. Thank you for sharing this wonderful scene on such a cloudy day here.

    May 18, 2012 at 6:14 AM

    • Thanks so much! The words really appealed to me as well. Planning a follow-up on the author of these poetic words. She’s 24 and pretty amazing!
      Glad the image lightened up your day!! 🙂

      May 18, 2012 at 10:28 AM

      • Yes, she is a pretty amazing poet!

        May 18, 2012 at 8:28 PM

  10. looks like you could lie in the sand, and pull the water over you like a sheet:))) so lovely Robyn

    May 18, 2012 at 6:16 AM

    • You are sooooo good David! It does look exactly that way 🙂 I was so caught up in the unremitting kisses that I hadn’t seen that before – so thank you! BTW – doing a follow-up later on the poet who wrote the words – she’s 24 and pretty amazing (spoken word poetry)… there will be a clip of her performing her poetry so maybe when you finish your work day you might enjoy!! Have a great weekend ~

      May 18, 2012 at 10:30 AM

  11. williamricci

    Perfect quote for your photo.

    May 18, 2012 at 7:23 AM

    • Thanks William – I did think similarly… after trying to write my own for a bit, I discovered Sara Kay – and decision was instant!! Appreciate 🙂

      May 18, 2012 at 10:31 AM

  12. Lovely, looks like a lace bedspread..

    May 18, 2012 at 7:45 AM

    • Really does!!! Thanks Meryl – glad you enjoyed !!

      May 18, 2012 at 10:32 AM

  13. Kathy

    You captured the waves just at the moment they look as though covering the sand with lace! Love the quote too.

    May 18, 2012 at 7:51 AM

    • Yes – I had not really noticed this but I so see it now. Thanks Kathy — oh, and the quote comes from Sara Kay who is a young (24 years old) poet (spoken word). You will LOVE her performance that I will be posting a bit later as a companion to this post. Be sure to catch it 🙂 and and have a wonderful weekend!!

      May 18, 2012 at 10:34 AM

  14. THAT is lovely! I’m going to memorize that.

    May 18, 2012 at 8:28 AM

    • Thanks Wayne – me too! – and look out for a 2nd post later from me where I will share more on the brilliant young poet who wrote those words! Pretty amazing young woman:)

      May 18, 2012 at 10:35 AM

  15. It’s a love affair directed by the moon and gravity as we are by fate and choice. Love on and kiss away! ~Dan

    May 18, 2012 at 8:39 AM

    • Such a cool notion Dan! Thank you 🙂 Will do!! Thanks so much ~ RL

      May 18, 2012 at 10:36 AM

  16. ~R.L.King

    ah the wave of aching to be right there with my toes in the sand just made my heart skip a beat…lovely words to go with a lovely photo again Robyn

    May 18, 2012 at 8:44 AM

    • I do feel the yearning too RL! Thank you so much. So glad you enjoyed the post. I’m planning a companion post that will share more on the young poet who wrote these beautiful words – stay tuned! ~ RL

      May 18, 2012 at 10:39 AM

      • ~R.L.King

        I look forward to reading it ❤

        May 18, 2012 at 10:52 AM

      • Will actually contain a clip of her performing 2 poems…riveting and tear provoking for me 🙂 Hope you like RL!

        May 18, 2012 at 10:57 AM

      • ~R.L.King

        Oh dear…I cry too easily at music and poetry I fear too. Well, I’ll have my tissue handy then. We can cry together, allowing neither of us to feel silly at the notion of the emotion.

        May 18, 2012 at 11:05 AM

      • 😉

        May 18, 2012 at 11:10 AM

  17. Wow…awesome phrase on what I interpret as unconditional love. You have captured the waves with amazing light and clarity. Beautiful work, Robyn. Are you using a fish-eye lens? how do you get the roundness?

    May 18, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    • Thanks so much Jane! It’s actually a wide angle lens but if I hold the camera in such a way, it does seem to pick up curve like a fish eye would. Glad you liked the quote too – Sara Kay is awesome!

      May 18, 2012 at 1:02 PM

      • Yes! I went to the TED talk link-kept it as a favourite.Thnx for passing it on…

        May 18, 2012 at 2:50 PM

  18. williamricci

    Reblogged this on The Wasteland Here and commented:
    Beautiful photo and quote from my friend Robyn at Through The Healing Lens

    May 18, 2012 at 8:12 PM

    • Thanks again William. So glad you wanted to share it with your followers too! Appreciate 🙂

      May 18, 2012 at 9:34 PM

  19. Robyn, what a beautiful photo accompanied by such beautiful words. I’m intrigued by the idea of the waves as persevering with hope, despite being sent away time and time again. What a powerful insight!

    May 21, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    • Thanks KT! Yes – loved this quote, and it has stayed with me. I’m so glad you found it powerful as well…. can represent unremitting love of self – or others… and yes – hope! 🙂

      May 21, 2012 at 4:05 PM

  20. i absolutely adore the photo Robyn, but i may have to chat with Sara Kay on this particular quote …
    in my view, the receding tides are the lands way of kissing back the incoming waves … they do meet with a splash at some point,
    the land to me is returning the kisses to the ocean not sending them away, does this make any sense at all …
    sorry for stirring up a bit of controversy on this one but it really got me thinking so i share my view for what it’s worth,
    thank you once again for another thought provoking and wonderful post Robyn …:)


    May 21, 2012 at 9:57 PM

    • Ahhh = can see your point Jim, though initially felt Sarah was accurate in her assessment that the shoreline was sending he waves back over and over again! hmmmm… now I will have to ponder if this is unremitting love or a firely mutual dance of passion 🙂 LOL! thanks for sharing another perspective — very cool! So glad you enoyed !

      May 21, 2012 at 10:36 PM

      • thanks for keeping an open mind and putting up with my sometimes controversial thoughts and i will definitely ponder some more on this one Robyn …. firefly mutual dance of passion, lol … that’s a good one …:)

        May 21, 2012 at 10:51 PM

  21. OH wow !!!!!!! AMAZING …AMAZING …….
    Just read her profile on Ted …!!!!!!! I am so obsessed By Ted …..
    Nice showcase on her Robyn !!!!
    What a Talented courageous You are
    as Sarah is ….
    Thanks for leading me here xo

    June 18, 2012 at 7:13 PM

    • so glad you enjoyed Cat!! Almost hypnotic in her style. I think you are as well… Appreciate your wonderful feedback – and excited for more of your work — will make sure to follow! xo Blessings ~

      June 18, 2012 at 7:14 PM

      • Can I just say …..! This is amazingly – Because my Father – “Pater ” On my site – calls me the Unremitting heart – I don’t know where he commented – that – My Dad’s name is Robert Bolduc . So beautifully uncanny ………
        Because i do feel like the heart that will not stop no matter what – No matter how many times – “Life Hits…” and so it does …..
        That is what Life does …..
        It gives you solace and then Kabooey – wham ….
        and then – again like a wave – just Like Sarah Said ….. 🙂
        So Thanks for leading me here ……..
        I think my Dad made a comment on a post called – WHY I CREATE …………i will go see if i can find it …xo 🙂

        June 18, 2012 at 7:26 PM

  22. FUNNY the way Life is …….!!!!! I just found It ……
    I am just started to type with normal print again as CNIB and the great eye doc i have – finally Glasses That help ……..
    So before today – all In caps – easier to write and easier to read – It’s been an amazing Life so far …..!
    Every Day is soooooooooo Big and small – It’s all about the language of the heart – that moves me ……
    enjoy –
    and lovely to make a connection this way xo

    June 18, 2012 at 7:32 PM

    • Wow… your Dad did use the words “unremitting heart” — how beautiful is that!?? And how cool a synchronicity with me finding you and introducing you to young Sara Kay! I’m so happy your vision has improved with the new optics … will keep you in prayers that it continues, and you just keep expressing your heart. It really is lovely Cat to meet you this way ~ can feel your good energy from across cyberspace!! Keep in touch ~ xo RL

      June 18, 2012 at 8:59 PM

      • RL…xo It’s a genetic thing – and it can be improved through – glasses – which i am so happy about .,……!!! Can You tell 🙂 🙂 🙂 Science is moving Faster and Faster…… They had Nothing when i was tiny ……….Only tests !!!!!
        I am so much happier now ……
        and super grateful for the patient heart i have .,….
        I didn’t think i had one ….
        But i do ….
        and i always think of Thomas Merton’s quote – in the back of my mind …..”Perhaps i am stronger than i think …”
        Yeah – For sure Heart Expression –
        Paying no mind to the all too busy mind …..
        Your life …. Robyn is incredible ………..and the fact that You keep on going and going ……….
        It’s the same Kind of heart – an impassioned heart …..a heart that will not quit no matter what ……………. I will for sure keep in touch ………and Pls do as well 🙂
        Thanks for connecting in such a beautiful way …..xo

        June 18, 2012 at 9:08 PM

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