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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

For innocence lost…

Posted in Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 14, 2012 by allisonlabine

…all over the world.

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.

– Mary Elizabeth Frye

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Photo: Google

Gratitude 365

Posted in Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 23, 2012 by allisonlabine
I’m thankful everyday for the people that make my life meaningful, for beauty in all forms on this Earth, for inspiration, for compassion, for smiles that come from the soul, for the opportunity to always learn and grow, for touch, for sight, for hearing, for smell, for taste, for shelter, for clothes, for food, for water, and for a measure of inner peace. – Allison LaBine
Photo by: Colleen Pinski, Solar Eclipse

In Defense of Freedom

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 12, 2012 by allisonlabine

There are soldiers that defend freedom and those who take it away. Thank you to all our veterans who fought for the lives of people they never knew. Thank you to the men and women who stand ready to defend our nation at a moment’s notice.

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Jewish Ghetto, Venice, Italy
Photo by: Allison LaBine

One touch of nature

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

“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.” – Shakespeare

Photo by Allison LaBine; Wekiva River, Florida

The Magic of Light

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 9, 2012 by allisonlabine

Photo by Allison LaBine; Wekiva River, Florida

Just around the bend

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 4, 2012 by allisonlabine

…a new story unfolds

Photo by Allison LaBine; Wekiva River, Florida

For no one, for everyone

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 28, 2012 by allisonlabine

“Twice as beautiful is the experience when two hearts forged in the fires of different lives perceive the same thing and a shared smile escapes, removing all barriers from that moment.” – Allison LaBine

Photo by Allison LaBine; Alaska

Our Thoughts

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 21, 2012 by allisonlabine

We are ultimately defined by our choices, but our thoughts guide us to the choices we do make. Think on the life you want to live, the person you want to be – all you already do have.

 

Be careful of your thoughts, for your thoughts become your words.

Be careful of your words, for your words become your actions.

Be careful of your actions, for your actions become your habits.

Be careful of your habits, for your habits become your character.

Be careful of your character, for your character becomes your destiny.

– Author unknown

Photo by Allison LaBine; Long Island Sound