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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

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

Through it all

Posted in Shared Inspiration with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 12, 2012 by allisonlabine

“Come o’er the sea,
Maiden with me,
Mine through the sunshine, storms and snows;
Seasons may roll,
But the true soul
Burns the same, where’er it goes.”
– Thomas Moore

Illustration by Yoko Tanji

No I or you

Posted in Inspiration with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 4, 2012 by allisonlabine

“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.” – Pablo Neruda

Photo by Allison LaBine

Inner walls

Posted in Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 8, 2012 by allisonlabine

It takes a great force of love to take down walls built from a great deal of pain – and – an open receptiveness to that force.

-Allison LaBine

Photo by Allison LaBine; Florida

This Life is Yours

Posted in Inspiration with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 18, 2012 by allisonlabine

“This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you. Take the power to make your life happy.” – Susan Polis Schutz

Photo by Allison LaBine

You Make a Difference

Posted in Inspiration with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 9, 2012 by allisonlabine

You make a difference every single day in the lives of those you love.
You make a difference to someone every time you smile.
You make a difference when you see the world with your heart.
You make a difference when you realize that
No matter how small, everything you do matters to someone.

-Allison LaBine

Love

Posted in Inspiration with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 20, 2012 by allisonlabine

Love transcends all barriers and limits. Sometimes the hand that reaches to comfort us does not resemble our own.

-Allison LaBine

Image gratefully borrowed from unknown.