Archive for life

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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Images © Allison LaBine
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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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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 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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Simple pleasures

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 14, 2012 by allisonlabine
There is a simple pleasure in faint sound and smooth touch.
Photo by Allison LaBine; Greenport, Long Island

Today

Posted in Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 1, 2012 by allisonlabine

Be happy for every moment you are alive, for every moment you are well, for every moment you are free. For in every corner of the world, there is suffering.

Today marks the start of the Namibian seal slaughter – 85,000 pups killed over the next 3 months for their fur. Maybe next year things will change. Thank you to those who tried, who always try to do what is right, especially against great odds.