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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Reaching for the Sun

As winter begins to wind down, although it is definitely NOT over yet, no matter what the calendar says, I have become more attentive to the branches reaching for the sun. I am aware that I too am extending, not my limbs, but my heart. It is painful at times to live wholeheartedly, but mostly it is healing. I am grateful for the bright blessings and kindness of others reaching back toward me. Thank you all for your gentle comments. I am feeling, "lighter." Your generosity, and my ability to stay with the darkness, really experience it and allow it to pass with the clouds have combined to ease my loneliness. Thank you.

Gentle steps,
Laura
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33 comments:

  1. So wonderful! Lovely framed. Great photo Laura.
    Wish you a blessed weekend, hugs from Norway:-)

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  2. Hi Laura, the tree image is even more beautiful knowing it symbolizes a reaching out to new friends across the world. Wishing you lighter days and a peaceful weekend.

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  3. I love winter branches against the sky. I like this shot a great deal.

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  4. We're definitely getting much more sunlight every day, yay!

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  5. I'm glad you're starting to feel better :o)

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  6. the branches are so like fingers reaching. a lovely metaphor and a beautiful image. have a lovely weekend, and be well Laura.

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  7. Beautifully said....and soon we will all be unfurling our petals under the sun:)

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  8. When Brene Brown talks about living wholeheartedly, she says it means that we allow ourselves to be vulnerable. I think it takes courage to be vulnerable. Laura, you not only have the courage to live wholeheartedly but you have the gift of being able to share that with the world.

    The saying for March on my Brush Dance calendar is "Blessed are the seeds waiting in the darkness for the call of spring." Spring is coming, my friend, and we are waiting with anticipation.

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  9. Beautiful! I always love tree shots and this is a nice one.
    David/ Houston

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  10. Thank you Laura for your photos and kind thoughts. Wish I could reach out more concretely to you, but prayers and good thoughts though invisible have great impact. I send you my sincerest.

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  11. As the branches reach towards the light you seem to always reach for the postitive.
    Shalom

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  12. I can't agree more...it's so nice to have a circle of caring bloggers to share their light. Sending many blessings to you today. xoxo

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  13. I'm so glad you are stretching upwards, it is healthy and healing. I love your courage. Blessings!

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  14. I'm so glad you are feeling lighter, Laura. It's hard to see Spring anywhere close-by as yet, but I she is there...just choosing the right time to make her entrance...

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  15. You are a bright blessing in my life!

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  16. Laura, your generosity of spirit touches me deeply. Your words reach out like the branches of the tree-stretching towards all of us.
    The sharing of your courage makes us all greater.

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  17. You have such a beautiful gift for seeing through and beyond... Blessings!

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  18. You found a lovely gentle light in the sky. It gives me a feeling of peace.

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  19. Beautiful picture, lovely words on your blog. Very glad you are feeling better,
    Blessings

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  20. Beautiful post Laura!
    Have a great weekend:)
    Hugs
    Joo

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  21. Hang in there, it will get better! Lovely shot for sure.

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  22. I am here, dear heart...Always here.

    Love you,
    Debbie

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  23. A beautiful picture, which communicates well on its own, and together with the well chosen words. Spring will be with us, hopfully soon.

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  24. I like the title of this post, which really fits to the beautiful B&W image! Your words are so heartwarming.
    Have a beautiful Sunday.
    Yoshi

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  25. Thank you... for sharing your grieving and shadows... and for sharing your light. It IS sometimes painful to live wholeheartedly.

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  26. Lifting my own branches toward the sky, right along side you.

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  27. Just know that somewhere (right here in southern New Mexico, in fact) leaves are coming out and daffodils are blooming. Spring is on its way to you, Laura!

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  28. I am glad you are feeling lighter. Thanks for sharing these thoughts.

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  29. I love how the branches reach towards the sunlight! Very nice B&W. It's also a wonderful metaphor to reaching out to each other, near and far.
    Bless you, Laura!

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  30. This capture is beautiful in black and white...and, yes, the branches are definitely reaching for the sun and the sky. It is that time of the year...that time of a rebirth in nature. Lovely photography.

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