Hope & Healing Through Photography and Poetic Expression

Winter 2012

Marvel

“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.”
~ Aristotle


Fantasy

“Still round the corner there may wait, a new road or a secret gate.”

J.R.R. Tolkien   

This image was captured late one afternoon when I ventured up an outdoor spiral staircase of a vacant home around the corner from mine…I was looking for Glinda and the Munchkins, but could not find them.

Much Love ~ RL


Harmony

“The hidden harmony is better than the obvious.”

 ~ Pablo Picasso


Work

“The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.”

~ John Ruskin


Ritual

“I Look For the Sacred in Everyday Living.”  ~ Robyn Lee

Please click blue link below to read my thoughts on ‘daily ritual’ :

Ritual « THROUGH THE HEALING LENS


Open Heart

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” ~ Rumi

Have A Wonderful Weekend!

Much Love, Robyn Lee


Little Me

“The reluctance to put away childish things may be a requirement of genius.”  

~Rebecca Pepper Sinkler


Preparation

“All things are ready, if our minds be so.”  ~ William Shakespeare


Obstacles

“What is more worthy of your pain than the evolution of your soul?”

~ Gary Zukav

This quote by Mr. Zukav above is insightful, but I feel my soul has evolved enough at this point!

Much Love, Robyn Lee

Click here to see two more ‘telling’ photos taken as we made our way to Philadelphia. 

Navigating Obstacles « THROUGH THE HEALING LENS


Potential

“Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.”  ~John Muir


Exhale

“Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours.”

Swedish Proverb



Gaze

I gazed into the lake for a while today, and then…the lake gazed back at me.
Robyn Lee


Beloved

“In dreams and in love, there are no impossibilities.”

 ~ Janos Arnoy

I am re-running this blog post to invite you to read a beautiful poem reflective of this romantic image…

The Meeting

written by, and in collaboration with ~ William Ricci 

Beloved & The Meeting — William Ricci

Beloved « The Wasteland Here

 Beloved ~ The Meeting « THROUGH THE HEALING LENS


Unexpected

“Our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.”

 ~ Samuel Johnson



Off-Season

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”

 ~Albert Camus

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!

Love, Robyn


Serenity

“You cannot perceive beauty, but with a serene mind.”
~Henry David Thoreau



Mars and Venus on a Perch

“When men and women agree,
it is only in their conclusions;
their reasons are always different.”
~ George Santanyana
click this link to read a beautiful excerpt from Kahil Gibran’s book, The Broken Wings
click the blue link below to learn about the these Red-Tailed Hawks, and the interesting dating/mating behavior of their species

Shelter


Freedom

“You were born with wings” ~ Rumi


Entwined

Like parachutes and air balloons

or satellites and lonely moons


we’d still be drifting far apart

but thank the stars we are

~entwined

Much Love, Robyn

*lyrics from Jason Reeves’ song entitled, Entwined

 

Jason Reeves Entwined – YouTube

click: Entwined (my sentiments) « THROUGH THE HEALING LENS 



Choice

“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen”

 ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

 Awesome photo courtesy of: Rob Tureski

Candid subject pictured in photo: my cherished daughter

click blue link to read a powerful poem I framed for each of my girls when they were just in middle school:

 Imagine A Woman « THROUGH THE HEALING LENS

Have a wonderful weekend ~ Much Love, Robyn


Journey

Click the blue link below to enjoy a thought-provoking poem entitled The Journeyby Mary Oliver

Journey « THROUGH THE HEALING LENS


Protection

Press the blue link below to find out more about the wooden fence in my photo

Protection « THROUGH THE HEALING LENS

To check out the story behind this wooden gate, click hereProtection « THROUGH THE HEALING LENS


Love

“Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding places”  ~Zora Neale Hurston

 Happy Valentine’s Day

 Love, Robyn