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Life itself


Listen to your life.  See it for the fathomless mystery that it is.  In the boredom and pain of it no less than in the excitement and gladness:  touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace.

~ Frederick Buechner

One small path on a big journey
One small path on a big journey

A tree has both straight and crooked branches; the symmetry of the tree, however, is perfect.  Life is balanced like a tree.  When you consider the struggles, difficulties, and sorrows as a part of it, then you see it as beautiful and perfect.

~ George M. Lamsa

On a windswept hill at sunset
On a windswept hill at sunset


Robin is... too many things to list, but here is a start: an artist and writer; a photographer and saunterer; a daughter and sister and granddaughter; a friend, a partner, a wife, a mother, and a grandmother; a gardener, a great and imaginative cook, and the creator of wonderful sandwiches.

9 thoughts on “Life itself

  1. Listening to Life Itself. Trying to listen to Life itself exclusively without the story…or, rather, simply watching the story arise within Life Itself. Cheers, Robin!


  2. The Lamsa quote along with the sunset picture of the tree made such a statement the way they went together. Your photos are so good, and I especially like the first one with the sunbeams coming down from the treetops. i have tried to capture sunbeams many times to no avail, so I guess I admire them and the skill it took to capture them in your photo. Very moving post, Robin!


Comments are delightful and always appreciated. I will respond when I can (life is keeping me busy!), and/or come around to visit you at your place soon. Thank you!

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