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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Home is Within You




when stars fall to earth
they reach back up toward heaven
yet home is within

You need not travel far to discover beauty, or love, for both are within you, home is within you.
Stand still, receive a breath, remember you are every star and star light is illuminated by your existence.
And every lacy flower still standing may be brittle on the surface, yet the roots are alive, moist, just waiting.
(for you to remember)
Wherever you stand still is your home, beauty, love, the distance of time and space are ablaze, alive within you.




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74 comments:

  1. Lovely post Laura. I love the simplicity in that shot.

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  2. Perfect eath stars Laura, and your haiku rings true in so many ways.

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  3. ...yet home is within.... beautiful words and images Laura.

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  4. I especially love the one with the purple hue

    you make me smile

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  5. I like the message, home is within ~

    Have a lovely day Laura ~

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  6. smiles...no you do not have to travel far...they do live within you...that is for sure...and when we can see that...we can see it in the world...

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  7. This is very beautiful....and uplifting!

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  8. I love the message, wise words Laura. :)

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  9. Love this post, Laura!
    Beautiful captures and words...
    Warm greetingsfrom Holland,
    Anna :))

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  10. so true..we don't need to go far...all the important things we find within us...

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  11. so true... and your sparkling stars are just amazing... you uplift me as always! x

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  12. Lovely post - both images and words.

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  13. Indeed it is! Home and heaven are both within.

    http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2013/04/09/complete-package/

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  14. The photography is gorgeous, the Haiku is wonderful. A little Zen goes a long way.

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  15. Soothing and inspirational. Great POV!

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  16. EVERYTHING is within...Such beautiful inspiration today, Laura! :o) Happy Week ((HUGS))

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  17. This is beautiful. It's a comfort to think that home is within us. Wonderful pictures.

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  18. Love all the different backgrounds, Laura!

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  19. Lovely !I love the last one ! :D

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  20. That flower does look like the stars, Laura!

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  21. Beautiful photo of delicious ways, lovely frame ...!

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  22. Beautiful photos & beautiful reminder.

    Thanks Laura!

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  23. I love seeing the remains of the flowers during the winter! Their stark shapes still have beauty! I love the thought that this a is a star!!

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  24. These are beautiful shots! Delicate yet refreshing in spirit!

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  25. Gorgeous stars, great capture, Laura!

    Happy Friday

    Irene :)

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  26. Beautiful shots and wonderful words.
    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

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  27. Hi Laura, Lovely colors and I see some hearts too!

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  28. So lovely - and creative - in every way!

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  29. Laura, your writing and photos are always beautiful. Your recent posts embody serenity. I sense a pervasive calm this spring that weaves its way through words and pictures. Maybe this is a reflection of how I feel when I visit here. I appreciate that. Thank you ~

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  30. Beautiful photos and a great reminder! So true!

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  31. Hello beautiful. You are a star, a speaking heaven on earth. We hear you.

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  32. Home is within you...
    that is beautiful and simple
    and true.
    but,
    sometimes,
    I look up wistfully.
    You are so wise, Laura.
    ♥♥

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  33. A good reason to be comfortable with yourself! Lovely post and photos!
    Holy Anthem

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  34. I heard an NPR report the other day that said we have stardust in our veins!

    Notes of Gold

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  35. Beautiful "Home is within you" so true for here lies the heart and soul.

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  36. thank you for being a deep compassionate breath of love.

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  37. Sometimes we move too fast to see the beauty in the small. - Margy

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  38. Tiny things are beautiful. I am so amazed at these photos. ((hugs)) Hope you have a great day, Laura.

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  39. So true, beautiful words and photo's, so delicate.

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  40. Wonderful captured, Laura! great angle!
    Have a nice weekend:)

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  41. Nobody finds beauty in their surroundings like you do. You make every little thing a joy to behold.

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  42. yes..I needed this...thank you..hugs..michelle

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  43. Beautiful photos. Sending doggie hugs to Ellie.

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  44. Such details is extra ordinary. Thanks.

    http://www.dgr8mom.com/2013/04/sky-watch-to-relax.html

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  45. nice processing and words !!

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  46. Give Ellie a big blogger hug from all of us!! This is a beautiful photo, I love the composition. It's perfect for monochrome.

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  47. Glorious black stars filled with wonder to star burst again! Wondrous, as always in your world :D

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  48. Ahhh...these are so beautiful! The words too!

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  49. Love this, beautiful and lovely shots :0) Nice words :0) Have a nice sunday :0)

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  50. This trio is beautiful. Loved the words at the end. genie

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  51. this is beautiful, laura. thank you for the reminder that each breath is a gift, to be received with gratitude...

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  52. Every little bit of nature seems to hold its own beauty, we never need to look far.

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  53. Lovely words and thoughts Laura!

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  54. Beautiful photo's and prayers for your beloved pet. Hope she is doing well.

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  55. Hi! Beautiful captures. Your post cheered me up.

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  56. Love your falling stars. Magical!

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  57. A wonderful post, a pretty flower. Thanks so much for sharing this and linking up to Today's Flowers. Wishing you a great week.

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  58. Laura, I love your photos and your words. I wish I'd been able to visit sooner.

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  59. Lovely, lovely, lovely, words and images.

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