Happy Valentine’s Weekend!

Posted in Photography 2 with tags , , , on February 15, 2015 by allisonlabine

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An Eternal Grain of Infinity

Posted in Inspiration with tags , , , , , on January 27, 2015 by allisonlabine

“To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
An eternity in an hour.”
– William Blake

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Make Your Own Path

Posted in Inspiration with tags , , , , , , on January 13, 2015 by allisonlabine

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

Posted in Photography 2 with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 25, 2014 by allisonlabine
Experience the joy of Christmas through the eyes of a child…then immerse yourself in the peace and inner fire found in nature.
“See how nature – trees, flowers, grass – grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence…We need silence to be able to touch souls.” – Mother Teresa
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Into the Universe

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 16, 2014 by allisonlabine
“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” – John Muir
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Suffused with Light

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , , , on December 16, 2014 by allisonlabine

“Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.” – John Lubbock

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Happy Thanksgiving 2014

Posted in Photography 2 with tags , , , , on November 29, 2014 by allisonlabine

 

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Thank you all for a beautiful Thanksgiving!

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A Soldier’s Dream

Posted in Poetry on November 11, 2014 by allisonlabine

You dream of the scent of a woman’s skin;
Your woman’s. Her legs
Entwined with yours, her hair the
Music your fingertips play.

But you do not sleep.

You dream of eyes that only speak the
Language of love;
Your child’s. Soft cheek against your bare
Chest, gentle baby slumbering to the steady
Beat of your heart.

Still, you do not sleep.

You dream of silence you do not fear;
Sound you do not run from.
Sacrifice that keeps you whole, but
Still you do not sleep.

Still, you do not sleep.

Tucking a crinkled letter in your pocket,
You stand. On bruised legs,
Inside a shattered body
Blood-stained as the setting sun,

You rise and do not sleep.

 -Allison LaBine

Image © Allison LaBine

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Happy Halloween 2014

Posted in Photography 2 with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 2, 2014 by allisonlabine

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Meaning and Purpose

Posted in Inspiration with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 2, 2014 by allisonlabine

“Fire and hunger are inborn. To believe in the fire within is our religion. To give it shape and meaning is our purpose.” – Unknown

“I learned many great lessons from my father, not the least of which, was that you can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love…my soul is not contained within the limits of my body; my body is contained within the limitlessness of my soul.” – Jim Carrey

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