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Monday, January 24, 2011

Still Enamored


Still enamored
...the fractals, without fail elicit joy from my entire being.
 
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Welcome to the most recent followers of this blog. It is lovely to have your presence here! For those who've been following a while, it might be a few days before I give an update in regard to my doctor's appointment, this afternoon. I don't know what she'll say or how I'll feel after...might need some integration time...or not...again, I just don't know. And as my friend Toni Bernhard recommends, I am entering the appointment with "don't know mind"...open and listening to what my neurologist has to say. Thank you everyone for your continuous loving support. What a blessing to be part of a circle of love that wraps around the globe.

gentle steps,
                laura
 

ps. Speaking of Toni, here is a link to a talk she gave in October that resonated deeply with me as I listened to it before bed last night. If chronic illness is an uninvited guest in your home and you are learning or wanting to learn how to make peace with your current situation, if you are a caretaker of a beloved who is sick, have a friend or family member who lives with an illness that just isn't going away and you want to better understand what life is like from their perspective, or if you are a medical professional, (perhaps ESPECIALLY, if you are a health care provider...be it medical or in the emotional well being field), I think it is well worth taking the time to sit with Toni for an hour (yes an HOUR...not so long compared to the day in day out-ness of chronic illness) listening, with deep presence to what she has to say. Although we do not have the same medical condition, a great deal of what she shares here is the essence of my experience as well. My guess is that it is pretty universal. Thank you Toni for opening your heart so warmly, with humility and wisdom.

37 comments:

  1. Such beauty!

    I am wrapping you in my prayers all day today...peace is yours my sweet friend...sending love, hugs and smiles your way...((((Laura))))

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  2. Good luck with this afternoon's appointment!

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  3. Thinking strong positive thoughts for your appointment today, Laura.

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  4. Gorgeous photograph, Laura. Please know you'll be in my thoughts and prayers...

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  5. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Having read a few of your posts I stand in awe of your will to do, to write, to communicate, to photograph, to blog, to mentor others through your journey, to maintain your family life, to be candid, all this and more leave your mark on my heart.

    Thank you for offering your life adventures and challenges.

    Thank you for visiting me. :)

    Blessings. sandra

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  6. Thanks everyone for your loving warm wishes and prayers...off to get ready to go...major hat head to contend with...so cold, plus it keeps the cotton ball with medicine in my ear...two for one...but not lookin' so good. Don't want to scare my doctor!!! xoxoxoxoxoxox

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  7. Thanks everyone for your loving warm wishes and prayers...off to get ready to go...major hat head to contend with...so cold, plus it keeps the cotton ball with medicine in my ear...two for one...but not lookin' so good. Don't want to scare my doctor!!! xoxoxoxoxoxox

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  8. My thoughts with you.
    You are strong and when you become weak, your friends will surround you and hold you up
    Prayers,
    Katelen

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  9. Dear Laura- I continue to be a usually quiet follower - but know my thoughts are with you. The ice images are stunning- xo teri

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  10. i hope that all is well with you today..my prayers go with you...

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  11. Jack Frost has painted lovely flowers on your window. All the best today, Laura!

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  12. from Chastity (I accidentally hit delete instead of post...sorry...here's a link to her lovely blog: http://ajourneyontheroadlesstraveled.blogspot.com/)

    that photo is fantastic...
    hope your doctor's appointment goes well.

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  13. Fantastic photo with your beautiful words! It's so artistic and abstract macro photo!
    Yoshi

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  14. You remain in my daily prayers. I have claimed the Serenity Prayer since my illnesses began...some days are easier to say it than others but I know Who holds my hand and my tomorrows and my trust is in Him. Love you.

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  15. This is really gorgeous, visiting from Macro Monday.

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  16. Thank you Laura for your generous compliment today - I appreciate your thoughtfulness. My time here at your blog was refreshing...your photography and words inspiring...thank you...I'll be back often ;)

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  17. Continual prayers being sent your way....

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  18. Frost on the window, lovely, one of my favorite things in winter. I hope your appointment goes well, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  19. My thoughts are with you-- thank YOU for opening your heart so warmly, with humility and wisdom!

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  20. Your picture is fantastic, and your words give me joy too!

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  21. Laura, beautiful photo as usual. Funny, but after looking at your photo I start to think that it is you who created the pattern on the glass window :)
    I wish you luck with your doctor.

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  22. Beautiful! Sending prayers and hugs and a good doctor visit. xoxo

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  23. Lovely details of the frost. Great shot.

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  24. I'm saying a prayer for you and hoping that your aapointment goes well. We will be here waiting for your update when you are able to give one*hugs*.

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  25. They could be thorns or healing crystals, amazing how I see both in them (referring to the photo).

    May you be held by this circle of women who love you as you open as best you can to the neurologist's words.

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  26. Beautiful picture with beautiful shapes, cold but with a warm background. Greetings.

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  27. Sending you good thoughts. Hope the doctor's appointment is good. I too am enamored with frost!

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  28. gentle steps to you, and great compassion towards your own inner listening, too. strength in the pause.

    you are shining, through and through.

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  29. So beautiful!! Sending you a huge hug and much love!! Silke

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  30. I hope you are resting warm and snug on this cold, cold night.

    May the morning bring a fresh start ~

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