Power

 

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“The power that created you, heals you.”
— Anonymous — Kenya, Africa

Heart

 

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“The heart does not label or manipulate, it just allows.”
— Stephen Levine — Santa Monica, California

Help Someone Get Up A Hill

 

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“You cannot help someone get up a hill without getting closer to the top yourself.”
— H. Norman Schwarzkopf — Green Sands Beach, Hawaii

The View from Above

 

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“You must scale the mountain if you would view the plain.”
— Chinese Proverb — Mauna Kea, Hawaii

Remembering Pearl Harbor on the 74th Anniversary

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During my honeymoon with my husband in 2010, we visited the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Here are some of my pictures from that day. Thanks to Photoshop, I could adjust the light to make the images sharper and pop. I adjusted the levels a little because it had been raining that day and the light was a bit flat. Normally, I love clouds for flowers and macro shots, but not for these pictures. I’m also listing the links to the USS Arizona Memorial and the Battleship Missouri for your reference.

https://pearlharboroahu.com/

https://pearlharboroahu.com/uss-arizona-memorial/

https://pearlharboroahu.com/battleship-missouri-memorial/

The Beginning

 

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“Every artist was first an amateur.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson — Santa Monica, CA

Greatness

 

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“Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength.”
— Henry Ward Beecher — San Francisco Conservatory

The One I Didn’t Take

Never turning my back against
The Wailing Wall,
I walked away.
Looking up, I noticed
two black birds
facing each other on
The Western Wall
sitting in a crevice of the stone.

It would have been
a beautiful picture,
but I didn’t take it.
I honored the Sabbath instead.

Others took pictures,
but I didn’t.
I felt guilty and torn.
I wanted that photo,
but I was respecting the feelings
of the worshipers.

Against my will
I followed the rules of the Sabbath.
I have a thousand other pictures
that are beautiful and just as meaningful as
the one I didn’t take.

DAR

Jerusalem, Israel

Beautiful Things

 

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“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.”
— Helen Keller — Santa Monica, California

Dream

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“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt — San Francisco Conservatory
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