Wonderment

All thoughts have gone amiss as the sky and water causes me to wonder

with this unforgettable moment on my mind.

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Diversity of Experience

~There is not one single, cookie-cutter pattern in nature

and she gratifies in the beauty of her  variation. ~

                                                                                                                        -laura

Ocean1

These two ocean photos were taken within the time of two consecutive  clicks of my camera. Same spot. Same distance. Same ocean. But never the same. Always was, is, and always will be a variation in the view.

Ocean2

As the sun was setting, I caught the silhouettes of ducks floating on the lake. The beautiful reflection of sunlight beaming off the water at that particular moment in time created the most amazing silhouettes. Isn’t it awesome how  the ducks can be so different but yet share the same lake? And we, humans, scratch our heads with an inscrutable gaze still trying to figure this one out…

~The duty of all human kind is to spiritually live life fully and to use free will wisely.~ 

                                                                                                                                                        -laura

 

Variations on a Theme

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My Personal Growth

With only six days into the new year, the majority of us are looking for opportunities to improve, change and grow in various ways. Progress can be a struggle. But sometimes, our deepest struggles can carry us through our greatest growth.

It would be so easy for me to post a photo of a beautiful flower, from seed to bloom; to relay my thoughts on my personal growth. But I’m not. 

If I’ve learned anything over the years, my growth comes in waves. Those waves demand a temporary surrender to learn from my mistakes. 

My life, with all its ups and downs, is like the oceans tide. Ever moving. Ever changing. Nothing stays the same. Just when I think all is well, an unpredicted circumstance washes over me and rearranges the life I once had. As the tide goes back out, I collect my thoughts and start again. 

The incoming waves are all a part of life. Without them, I would not grow. I would not see the beauty from each change. I would not experience the growth from each challenge. 

Some may feel this is a stretch for this particular photo challenge. It may not evoke the excitement of entering into a new year. It may not symbolize the way most view the word “growth.” That’s okay.

For me, the highs and lows of the oceans tide speaks the spirit of change and newness with endless opportunities of growth.

 

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