Archive for the Inspiration Category

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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Image © Mandy Michels

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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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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Under a Cerulean Sky

Posted in Inspiration with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 12, 2014 by allisonlabine

Braided gold
Flows through liquid hands
Summoning the world to
Rise.

Rumbling,
Nourishing,
Whispering…
Rivers carve
Mountains
Under a
Cerulean sky.

Crisp air,
Deep,
Deeper
Breaths.
Absorb. Inhale…
This
Sacred
Space.

Sweeping
Sentinels
Through the
Ages
Stretch, giving
Birth
To Nature’s
Luminous faces.

-Allison LaBine

Image: © Mac Stone

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Imagination

Posted in Inspiration with tags , , , , , , , , on October 6, 2014 by allisonlabine

“Imagination encircles the world.” – Albert Einstein

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Flying with Butterflies

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

I watched you race across the field
Flying with the butterflies…
Wonder Alight
In Your Eyes and
Eternal Sunshine in Your Smile.
And
My heart opened and my
Soul Sang:

You are
Life.
You are Love, child of this Earth.

Then you took my hand,
Your Laughter Riding on the Wind–
And you Soared;

In Innocence,
In Wonder,
In a Soul Set Free…

Words and Photos: Allison LaBine

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Carina Nebula

Posted in Inspiration with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 17, 2014 by allisonlabine

Seeing a dear family friend in the hospital yesterday – emaciated with four broken ribs and a punctured lung – reminded me of all my loved ones who have passed away and the times when they were still alive. I miss and love you all. I see you in the evening stars and in the morning sunlight as it suffuses the earth and the trees with golden light. I hear you in the call of the wind. May your spirits be woven back into the fabric of the universe and live on for eternity.

Image of the Carina Nebula: ©NASA

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For all of time

Posted in Inspiration with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 14, 2013 by allisonlabine
May our mothers and fathers and grandparents, and friends, and anyone we hold dear stay with us as long as possible. When they are called from us, may they still stay…in our hearts, forever.

Across the universe and for all of time…

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Words and photo by: Allison LaBine

Dusting off our souls

Posted in Inspiration with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 14, 2013 by allisonlabine

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” – Pablo Picasso

Louvre Museum
Paris, France

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Photo: Allison LaBine

Love and moments

Posted in Inspiration with tags , , , , , , , , on December 16, 2012 by allisonlabine

“Sometimes love lasts a moment.
Sometimes love lasts a lifetime.
Sometimes a moment is a lifetime.”

– unknown

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Photo by: Allison LaBine