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Meditations on Summer – A Gallery of Photos

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“The summer night is like a perfection of thought.”

-Wallace Stevens

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”

― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Then followed that beautiful season… Summer….
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape
Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.”

-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow



Leaving Safe Harbor


“The ship is safest when it is in port, but that’s not what ships were built for.”

-Paulo Coelho



“And the ship plays on those sonorous harps, the shrouds and masts of ships”.

-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow




“A great ship asks deep waters.”

-George Herbert

Ship Prow, Amelia Island, Sunset

Know that you sail the seas of life
as the master of your own ship.

– Jonathan Lockwood Huie


“On a ship, knowing when to be silent is just as important as knowing when to speak.”

-J. Z. Colby

Closeup Ship

Celebrating Freedom

How better to celebrate the freedoms we have then to be alive in each moment, with every molecule of our singular unique self brought to fruition.  What a huge gift this freedom!  To be able to live our highest truth without involvement from imposing powers not our own.  Huge sacrifices have been made for these gifts.

Evolved and evolving, present, aware living are the fruits of this free life.  Letting our being creatively express on the palette of the vibrant planet.  Feeling deep gratitude. And yes! bringing to being all of our singular unique selves.

Yes, we are truly free.

Know it.  Live it.

And may the creatures be wild and free!

Mountain Goat

Freedom lies in being bold.

Robert Frost

Freedom – to walk free and own no superior.

Walt Whitman

Resolve and thou art free.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow