Hope & Healing Through Photography and Poetic Expression

Winter 2012

Unfolding

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You
wait

~

you
watch

~

you
wonder;

~

Patiently,

nurturing

~

caring

~

saturating
me

with
love;

~

And
slowly,

~

layer
by
layer

~

moment
by
moment

~

petal
by
petal;

~

I
open

~

I
reveal
~

I
expose;

~

Unfolding
gracefully
before
you;

~

Offering

my
raw
essence

~

in

all

its
flushed

complexities;

~

Amidst
intricate
creases

and
tender
curves;

~

Unmasking
hidden
facets

~

of
my truest
nature

~

and
the
most
delicate

mysteries;

~

Releasing
sensitive
sweet

aroma;

~
Deep

red
shades

of

~

beauty,

vibrancy

and

life;

~

Until
finally

I
bloom

~

fully

~

wholly;

~

And
you,

the

witness,

~

  Find
a

  joyous
place

~

in the
softest

perfect
center

of
me;

~

Knowing
that

tomorrow

~

it
may
not

be

ours

~

to
hold.

~

©Robyn Lee


Organic

Infiltrate
This
Wild
Green;

Rustic
Luring
Wintry
Scene;

Spiky
Thorny
Grassy
Grove;

Earthy
Treasures;
Sacred
Trove.

©Robyn Lee

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Dear Robyn …

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Dear Robyn,

Today is your birthday,
and the eve
of a new year.

~

Take pause,
reflect, and be
grateful for
all the gifts of this
year past:

All
the
growth;

the
wisdom;

and
the Love.

~

Despite
your merciless
shadow
of pain;

the saddest
news headlines;

and
the most
turbulent storms;

You found
ways

to
inhale
the pure
scent of sea

and

feel the
warm touch
of
sunshine
on your cheek;

~

You sought
comfort

in the
glow
of
moonlight,

and
joy

in
bare feet
walking
over silky
sands;

~

You shared
intimate moments
with
butterflies,

and
gazed
soulfully into
the eyes of
deer.

~

This year you
were
blessed

with
inspiration
and
faith

in

love
and
friendship;

A boundless kind
of friendship… that
defies limits
of
time and space.

~

You learned

To trust your heart
and
share your words,
and your
vision;

To open your eyes
wider than they’ve ever
dared open
before;

To look confidently
through your
healing lens

and
know
that nobody
defines the sight
you behold…
except you.

~

And the gifts you have
received this year
are far richer for
having known

and welcomed
so many wonderful
kindred spirits
into your world.

~

Connecting
with
friends
of the soul

through this
magical
medium-of-technology

which somehow,
dissolves barriers
that,
too often,
divide;

~

You have witnessed
how it fosters

oneness
and
honesty;

~

artistic expression
and
passion;

~

healing
and
peace.

~

And just think,

How fortunate
are you?

To share
your own:

beach-walks
and
sunsets;

~

fantasies
and
sorrows;

~

hopes
and
fears.

~

How wondrous
to be
able

to support
and encourage
others,

and
to be

supported,
and
encouraged;

~

To
create,

and

 to be
part
of another’s
creating.

~

So today give reverence and thanks
for all these wonderful
birthday gifts, and celebrate.

Smile from the deepest place in your heart;
Look forward to a hopeful new year…
and tell all of the world
how much

You
Love
~

Robyn Lee

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~
Today I celebrate not only my birthday, and the beginning of a new year,
but also the milestone of nearly twelve months since joining this
remarkable blogging community… and soul family.
I feel so very grateful, and blessed to know all of you.

May this coming year bring peace, love, health
and abundant joy to
each of you.

Thank you for enriching my life.

Happy 2013!

WITH SO MUCH LOVE

~

Robyn


Wish

Make a wish, then spin around…

and simply let the magic astound.

~ Robyn Lee


Receive

“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet,
and the winds long to play with your hair.”

~Kahlil Gibran


Grit

“Beneath the cracks and crevices, amidst rough edges and distress;
there lies substance and fortitude, quiet strength we all possess.” 

~Robyn Lee

This post is dedicated to fellow blogger Julie Goyder ( jmgoyder ) who has lovingly encouraged me to share my words.


Desire

“The ambitious climbs up high and perilous stairs, and never cares how to come down; the desire of rising hath swallowed up his fear of a fall.”

~ Thomas Adams


Savor

“You’re only here for a short visit.  Don’t hurry, don’t worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.”

~ Walter Hagen


Pain Shadow II

On the deserted beach
I walk with a pain shadow.
Hip searing with each step
I move forward slowly.

My joint tears away.
A sharp arrow pierces through me.
I stop to find stillness yet the
pain shadow follows.

Gazing into the ocean,
I inhale deeply
then exhale with force
trying to release the pain.

But it won’t let go.

I must abandon this pain shadow.
This constant companion.
This unwelcome thing.
That has attached itself to me.

19 years of unrelenting pain.
Countless attempts to escape
to normal days, when the beach
meant walks and waves; picnics and laughter.

I climb the wooden stairs to look down
on the wide expanse of shoreline.
In pain I stand tall above the sprawling
desolate beach that goes on forever.

I envision myself burying the pain shadow
beneath the sandy surface,
deep in a restrictive dark hole
where it can no longer define my world.

And in that moment I am free.



Ups & Downs

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

~ Turkish Proverb

Have a Great Weekend!

~RL


Create

“Divine Nature gave the fields, human art built the cities.”  

~Marcus Terentius Varro

SoHo, New York City ~  2012

SoHo, New York City ~ 1765

Lispenard’s Meadows (drawing by A. Anderson 1765)


Boundless

“The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to
sacrifice what we are for what we could become.”

~ Charles Du Bos

 featured subject today: Rumi the super-pup



Solitude

“In solitude, where we are least alone.”

~ Lord Byron


Right & Wrong

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field, I’ll meet you there.”

~ Rumi


Expression

“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”
~Maya Angelou


Cure

“The cure for anything is salt water, sweat, tears or the sea.”

~Isak Dinesen


Challenge

“Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.”

~ Joseph Campbell

Rumi, the super-pup, wishes everyone a wonderful weekend!!

Much Love ~ RL


Whispers

“It is only when we silence the blaring sounds of our daily existence that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that life reveals to us, as it stands knocking on the doorsteps of our hearts.”

~ K.T. Jong

Have a magnificent Thursday!

~ Robyn Lee


Contrast

“There is no such thing as an ordinary day.”

~ Jim Goodwin


Contemplate

“The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and power of contemplation…”

~Aristotle

Candid subject featured in my photo today, contemplating life– while snapping photos of the 

Shinnicock Bay, is me

~ Robyn Lee

Special thanks to guest photographer, SBS, for capturing this moment!


Dream

“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming – dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.”

~ Edgar Allan Poe


Welcome

This being human is a guest house.”

~ Rumi

Please click the blue link below to read a  powerful little poem by Rumi entitled:

The Guest House

The Guest House ~ Welcome « THROUGH THE HEALING LENS


Seek

“I suppose that’s the secret, if you’re ever wishing for things to go back to the way they were. You just have to look up.” 

~ Lauren Oliver


Centered

“Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free.
Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing.
This is the ultimate.”

~ Chuang Tzu

 

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend…

Much Love ~ Robyn Lee