Friday, May 21, 2010

thoughts for my/your day



When love is my only defense, I am invincible.

~Tao Te Ching


The Way is gained by daily loss, loss after loss until at last comes rest.  By letting go it all gets done; the world is won by those who let it go.

~Tao Te Ching


...hold an emotion in the transitional space of bare attention...

~Mark Epstein


...when we feel pain it does not mean that something is wrong.

~Pema Chodron


We are bees of the invisible.

~Rilke



14 comments:

  1. these are wonderful quotes...the second speaks to me...maybe just b/ of my present situation, but loss allows you appreciate it for what it is worth and encourages you to move on...

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  2. I love these composite shots. May I ask how you do them? The quotes are most meaningful. When love is my only defense...

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  3. Hey Paul,

    Wherever you store your photos on your computer, Picasa probably, usually has editing options for your photographs such as cropping and adding contrast. If you look at different icons on your screen when you have your photographs on the screen - you will see an option for "collage". In "collage" there are a variety of options open to you in how to combine any number of your photographs. It allows you to add or subtract photos from your collage and form different kinds of collages. You will have to take the time to experiment with it until you become familiar with all the options. Good Luck!

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  4. Oh, Bonnie, The Tao Te Ching is among my favorite sources of guidance and information about how to approach what is. Beautiful post and photos!

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  5. Hello Bonnie - After seeing the beautiful collages you posted today I thought I would try to find out how to do them but first I'd make a comment. thanks for asking Paul and thanks for the tutorial Bonnie. I find your posts so interesting and informative. What a lovely garden you have!

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  6. Your quote finding is perfect! And your flowers- lovely for any eyes to gaze upon, everyone loves flowers- they don't really mind- they just are...they just BE.I think that maybe, when I get over myself, I will try that on...not there yet- still have attitude problem...

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  7. Beautiful collages. Photoscape is also a free program on the web that does this type editing. http://www.photoscape.org/ps/main/index.php

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  8. One of the loveliest postings I have ever seen on your site, though they are all lovely. Juxtaposing the Tao Te Ching quotes with those amazing floral compositions just took my breath away! Thank you. This is a posting to come back to on those days when one needs to be reminded of what is true and real.

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  9. Just the right thing for today, Bonnie. Thanks.

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  10. So, so, so very beautiful, Bonnie...your photography is exquisite...I could just LIVE here, soaking up the beauty...and the words pair so beautifully with each collage...extraordinary, my dear friend! You are. ~Janine XO

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  11. Spring is beautiful in your area!
    I just love being a bee!
    Thank you for a lovely post.
    Sherry

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  12. What gorgeous collages to go along with some lovely quotes Bonnie. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  13. These are wonderful mosaics and accompanying quotes.

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