UP Close and Personal 2.0

Did you really ever look at something? Really look? Get up close and personal? Here is an opportunity to get close – real close and see what can often be missed. Look now at the detail, the expression, the color, the texture – close but not too close so that the “thing” is still recognizable for what it is.

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Looking closely at a thing, at life, at friendship, at one’s past; seeing the many fine details that make the whole, can give a new appreciation, a new understanding, a new perspective, a renewed purpose to move on and live again more fully, being whole again.

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Here are some photos to bring you into contact with the more intimate parts of life. What is spoken here? Spoken to you? Spoken about intimate beauty?

View these photos as “stepping stones” into your life and the details of all you are.

What are the inner parts of you

that make your life more whole?

Enjoy & Reflect

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Be Still – – – and Know

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If you like these photos and want to see more of nature from the private gardens where these photos were taken along the shores of Lake Michigan – check out:   www.gardensatwaterseast.blogspot.com

Your thoughts and comments are always welcomed.

Write a few words to share.

Take this opportunity to “teach” all of us who seek deeper truth in life.

 

 

 

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Real Friends — a Life More Full

Words to live by – really.

 

Reach out to others who are

“different”.

 

It makes your world

More full.

 

What are you doing to make that happen?

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Be Still – – – and Know

 

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If you want more “inspirational” photos of nature and flowers and water,

check out any of the past postings from the archive of:

Gardens at Waters East    click on:   www.gardensatwaterseast.blogspot.com

Your thoughts and comments are always welcomed.

Write a few words to share.

Take this opportunity to “teach” all of us who seek deeper truth in life.

 

 

 


Where are You? – poem by OTL

Where are you

          When I need ?

          When I ache ?

          When I hurt ?

You always seem to be into me

                                   Day or night,

When you need a friend.

How about me?

I turn to you

          For a simple visit

          A simple phone call.

You don’t hear me,

Crying inside

          For love,

          For help,

          For healing.

Had our friendship

                         Never been ?

Was it me loving you,

                        Nothing more ?

I have the feeling

          I was loving,

          But no one returned.

poem – OTL  

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Be Still – – – and Know

 

Your thoughts and comments are always welcomed.  Write a few words to share.

Take this opportunity to “teach” all of us who seek deeper truth in life.

 

 


The Person One Loves

The person one loves never really exists,

But is a projection

          focused through the lens of the mind

Onto whatever screen it fits,

With least distortion.

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Whom do you say you love?

Why?

What projections are you making onto that person?

Are you aware of those projections?

Does it make a difference?   –  –  –  –  Do you even care?

Be Still – – – and Know

 

Your thoughts and comments are always welcomed.  Write a few words to share.

Take this opportunity to “teach” all of us who seek deeper truth in life.

 

 

 

 

 


Where are you? – Poem by OTL

Where are you

          When I need ?

          When I ache ?

          When I hurt ?

You always seem to be into me

     Day or night,

     When you need a friend.

 

How about me?

I turn to you

     For a simple visit

     A simple phone call.

You don’t hear me,

     Crying inside

          For love,

          For help,

          For healing.

Had our friendship

          Never been ?

Was it me loving you,

          Nothing more ?

 

I have the feeling

          I was loving,

          But no one returned.

Be Still – – – and Know

Your thoughts and comments are always welcomed.  Write a few words to share.

Take this opportunity to “teach” all of us who seek deeper truth in life.


Love is Sunshine

 

Sunrise - - Lake Michigan U.S.A

Love

          Is the kind

          Of

          Sunshine,

                    That makes people

                    Grow.

Many Mornings of Sunrises

 

Be Still – – – and Know

Your thoughts and comments are always welcomed.  Write a few words to share.

Take this opportunity to “teach” all of us who seek deeper truth in life.

 

 


A Real Friend

A real friend

     Tells you not only

     What you want to hear,

     But,

     What you need to hear.

REFLECTION:

It is often said:   “a picture is worth a thousand words.

 

That being the case;  what words do these photos say to you?

About you?    About how you live?    About how you spend your time?

About your past hopes & dreams?    About your plans for the future?

About those you call – – “Friend”?

About the beauty you have experienced,

               and the beauty you want to experience – in your life?

What are you doing to make all of that happen?

Be Still – – – and Know

Your thoughts and comments are always welcomed.  Write a few words to share.

Take this opportunity to “teach” all of us who seek deeper truth in life.

All photos were taken here at my home in the garden looking toward the lake.