Open Up

pink and yellow roses

Pink and yellow roses with baby’s breath. Mid-October, 2015.

“Flowers don’t worry about how they’re going to bloom.
They just open up and turn toward the light
and that makes them beautiful.”
~Jim Carrey

Just Dance

yellow flowers

Yellow marigolds, sitting in the sun. 24th of August, 2015.

“We’re fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.”  ~Japanese Proverb

Meme Me

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A Sanrio version of myself? Made with Chanrio maker. Link in post.

“All cartoon characters and fables must be exaggeration, caricatures.
It is the very nature of fantasy and fable.”
~Walt Disney

Do you ever look at all those memes or graphics on social media sites, like Facebook and believe them? You know the ones, that say things like “You are the author of your own story!” or “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” These graphics take amazing quotes from people like Deepak Chopra and Maya Angelou and place them on blank backgrounds with large fonts, creating that BOOM!, in your face effect! As in, how could that not be true? Why aren’t you doing it?

I look at those graphics a lot. Usually, they have a really positive effect on my attitude. Most I have seen before. They get recycled, and usually I recognize who said it (even tho that’s often left off the image.) Sometimes, I share them hoping they give someone else the quick boost that I also, had just needed.

Then, there are also the days that those well intended graphics, memes, quotes and single shot doses of motivation just sting! As if it were all just that easy! Right!? Instead of making me perk up (as intended), reading “Get up! Dress up! Show up! & never give up!”  on a t-shirt being advertised; it can make me down right angry! Thinking inside my head, “HEY T-SHIRT BACK OFF! You don’t know anything about me or my situation!”

How do these images/graphics/memes/quotes effect you? How are they affecting society? Did you just click this post to get the link to the Chanrio Maker? Here it is, http://chanrio.com/?utm_#/. Have fun folks!

Renew

yellow orchid

Orchid at the market 02/05/15

Inside myself is a place where I live all alone,
and that’s where I renew my springs that never dry up.
~ Pearl Buck

Dreamer

westchester lagoon

Taken 08-15-14 Westchester Lagoon

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world. – Oscar Wilde

Music in the Soul

ice sculpture

Kokopelli ice sculpture. Downtown Anchorage, Alaska. Photo taken 01/30/15

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe. – Lao Tzu

Yearning

My Instagram photo of some pussy willow. Used the macro focus setting on my cellphone camera. 01/29/15

My Instagram photo of some pussy willow. Used the macro focus setting on my cellphone camera. 01/29/15

All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name. – Andre Breton

Invincible Summer

Jan 6, 2015. Frost covered trees in front of the local public library.

Jan 6, 2015. Frost covered trees, in front of the local public library. An odd winter in Alaska, with little snow.

In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. – Albert Camus

Silence

light and shadows at the park

Light and shadows, taken at the local park. September 29, 2014

“I saw old Autumn in the misty morn stand shadowless like silence, listening to silence.” –Thomas Hood

Daydreaming

my kitty

Daydreaming, summer of 2014

“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.”
― Robert A. Heinlein