Hope & Healing Through Photography and Poetic Expression

Pain Shadow Series


“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that
encloses your understanding.”

Kahlil Gibran


Please click this link Pain Shadow Series  to view
all posts contained in this series.

This category has been developed to house posts/pages that speak directly to my challenge of living with physical pain. My hope is that it both enlightens, and also helps others in similar situations feel less alone and better understood.

Much Love,

Robyn Lee

24 responses

  1. well that Gibran quote could be the case for the migraines I endured for years and years… but do enjoy the photo

    June 10, 2012 at 12:23 AM

  2. Being faced with pain (physical or emotional) does indeed unleash new insight and understanding that might otherwise remain dormant. Just feel I have maxed out at this point. Do hope your migraine syndrome has vanished forever Dean! Thanks so much. The photo was a spontaneous one that my daughter captured recently. Thought it might help illustrate this excellent quote 🙂 ~ RL

    June 10, 2012 at 12:28 AM

  3. Wow….such a profound a life saving truth to understand…..great photo….love it….

    June 11, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    • Thanks so much, and yes Celeste, the breaking of the shell… it is rather profound. When I mediate on Gibran’s words, something begins to churn inside me. Hard to explain, but he expresses in single line something that I’ve lived, learned~ though still have not accepted. Thank you for noticing this page. It sits here quietly for those who discover. Much Love ~

      June 11, 2012 at 11:22 AM

  4. Love this image, and your new Header image…lovely work by all! Such a delightful treat having met you here and an truly wonderful experience watching you emerge and grow with your images, inspiration, and words…and to be sure, most selfishly on my part, to see your shadow series project! Hope to continue to flourish in this most lovely study of yourself and the world around you Robyn. An avid admirer of you and your work, Stan
    ps. your hubby did great as well! It does not take a “pro” to capture great images when they are photographed from the heart!

    June 14, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    • Thanks so much Stan….always great to get your thoughts on the photos…and especially touched that you feel connected to my words and stories here as well. Yes- it is a study of both myself and my experience with the world…that sums it up so well. I do find the project therapeutic and healing too…which makes it even the better, and friends like you who I’ve met along the way have enriched my life a great deal. Lots more shadows to come -…. promise. Much Love ~ RL ps: thanks for your thumbs up on my new cover photo. If you saw how fast we got that done, you’d certain say ‘photographed from the heart’ !! Really thought we would need a retake but I’m pretty happy with it for now ~ Blessigns your way Stan !!

      June 14, 2012 at 11:37 PM

  5. Just found this Robyn…very touching photo by Casey…and the quote is unfortunately true…xom

    June 25, 2012 at 3:53 PM

  6. Absolutely love Kahlil Gibran.
    He tells a life in a sentence.

    July 9, 2012 at 5:59 PM

    • Yes – Gibran… have been reading his work since I was a kid. You are so right — in one sentence he can offer a life truth that is so remarkable. Thanks much for stopping in here ~ much appreciate ~ Wellness and Love, RL

      July 10, 2012 at 2:01 AM

  7. Robyn I’ve nominated you for the Most Inspirational Blogger Award. http://thewhyaboutthis.com/i-belong/, my purpose is to give a special heads up to a few people who really do inspire me, of which you are one. I felt the need to honor you in this way. Thank you for being you. xxooxx – p.s. I don’t need or expect you to feel the need to go through all the award nominating processes. Just wanted you to know I’m thinking of you. 🙂

    July 28, 2012 at 4:20 PM

  8. Once you read KG – you are never the same – thanks for sharing…beautiful blog

    August 9, 2012 at 1:45 PM

    • I do agree Clarice about Gibran… thank you so much for your thoughtful note… I have been enjoying your wonderful work as well ~ absolutely love your writing! Blessings your way friend 🙂

      August 9, 2012 at 1:46 PM

      • Robyn, I am also enjoying your photos and your writings – thanks for sharing your story and your work.


        August 13, 2012 at 11:25 AM

      • Thanks so much Clarice. I am trying to post every 2 or 3 days not, has been tough due to progression of my condition, but it means a lot to know you are enjoying!! Much Love, RL

        August 13, 2012 at 11:27 AM

  9. The mood and the quote….The quote and the mood…like a complete painting. Nothing missing, nothing extra. Unique and raw.
    You do keep inspiring, Robyn and thank you for that.

    September 27, 2012 at 3:59 AM

    • I am so sorry that somehow I missed this note Esenga. It is very very thoughtful and so much appreciate. To know there is even a small amount of inspiration here… makes my day ~ Blessings and Love , Robyn

      December 4, 2012 at 7:15 PM

  10. Robyn, Hello. On this very second of this day I had an overwhelming urge to say hi and wish you well. Not sure why but there it is.
    I hope your day was grand and that you are doing ok these days.

    December 4, 2012 at 6:49 PM

  11. Thank you so much Benjamin ~ you must have been tuned in today ~ as it was a rough one here. I truly appreciate your good thoughts ~ and checking in. I also hope you are managing ok too and continuing to produce such wonderful art. Sending warm healing thoughts and love ~

    December 4, 2012 at 7:13 PM

  12. Hey Robyn. How are you doing dearest one? I am missing you and worry about how everything is going, sending lots and lots and lots of love and healing warmth your way this evening. Much love, Penny xoxoxoxoxoxo

    March 7, 2013 at 11:23 PM

    • hi penny ~ thank you dearest beloved friend. i’m wrapping it up here — very mixed feelings as I liked having a mission, becoming educated, and was being so proactive here… working very hard daily under wonderful supervision, and now going back to a place of isolation. Although I am still in a great deal of pain — i have learned so much and am ever so thankful for the dedication and care i received here. My instincts were right on about this particular healer (and his team)… I hope to have an ongoing communication with them from a distance, perhaps return for follow-up an am just so thankful to have had this encounter the last 6 weeks. Will try to do a post soon… in dedication and with update on my predicament… Hoping this finds you feeling well and in good spirits as well ~ we will need to catch up! xxxooo With tons of Love ~ Robyn

      March 8, 2013 at 12:08 PM

      • I am so glad to hear from you Robyn. It sounds like it was a solid experience for you, the learning that is, I am sorry you still have so much daily pain and discomfort but am hopeful that with these new learning tools and methodology available to you that the pain will in fact lessen with time, for you dearest friend. Much love to you also, can’t wait to catch up either, all my considerable love and of course positive energy your way my bestest ff, Penny xo

        March 8, 2013 at 3:01 PM

  13. Beautiful photo and work.

    March 15, 2013 at 12:52 AM

    • Thank you so kindly ~ appreciate!! ~RL

      March 16, 2013 at 12:24 AM

  14. I got your e-mail notice and could not find the page , then looked at the top of your blog, found “Pain Shadow Series then the poem and photo, then to the gallery page. That gallery page was graphic. Yours is a beautiful poem and the shadow photo series is clever even if coming from an unhappy experience. Interesting how creativity has been an outlet for pain, a blessing that arises from the dark places.Much love to you, my friend.May the scents and sights of a thousand blossoms invigorate your senses!(that is either going to sound good or fall totally flat.) 🙂

    March 23, 2013 at 3:20 PM

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