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Today I Am…

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Hutchinson River Wetlands & Long Island Sound, NYC – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

replenished…

remade…

redone…

renewed…

restored…

renovated…

 

reborn

 

FROM THE INSIDE OUT!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today…

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Light Breaking Through – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

I let go of

   doing

 

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Light & Dark: Battle Eternal – Photo by Toni Roberts

to practice

   being

 

 

 

 

Ode To The River…Ode To Oshun…

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Moody River & Sound – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

   Just took more photos of the river…

   the river and sound have such a hypnotizing pull on me…

season after season

   year after year…

day after day

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Distant Tugboat…Cloudy Sky – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

my son says

but ma…

you keeping on taking the same photo

over and over again…”

   he does not see the subtle changes from photo to photo

from day to day

season to season

the shifting shadows

the shimmering light

seasons marked

by the

absence or presence of sailboats on the sound

 

the stillness or gentle flow of the waters

the tugboat far off in the distance…

the mood of the sky

the shifting shapes of dancing clouds

 

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Oya Blowing Up A Storm Over The Long Island Sound, NYC – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

no…

he does not see the subtle differences

from year to year

for he sees only with eyes

while I see with heart and soul

this river and sound that are kin to me…

this river that has held-rocked-soothed-nourished-and-healed-me

through twenty-four years of

pain

sorrow

loss

agony

and the

deepest-of-soul-stirring

joy...

 

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Storm Clouds Over The Wetlands & Sound – Photo by Toni Roberts

no…

he does not see this

gift-from-the-“GODS”-view

with

   eyes-of-love

  as I do…

for it is

my

life itself

that is

reflected in the waters below…

 

 

Photos and More by Toni Roberts:

http://www.cafepress.com/orishatreasures

http://toniroberts.imagekind.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I Am Learning…

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Reflections – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

to permit

 

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Fog Rolling In – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

each moment of my life

   to unfold…

 

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La Pareja Con El Arte de Kathy Vega – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

   as it may

 

 

 

 

More of Toni Roberts’ Work:

http://toniroberts.imagekind.com

 

River-Gazing…

some days

 

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Nature’s Glory – View From My Window -Photo by Toni Roberts

 

I spend hours at my window altar

 

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The Setting Sun – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

   river-gazing

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Blazing Sunset – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

totally mesmerized by

nature’s spectacular

show...

 

 

 

For More Of Toni Roberts’ Work:

http://toniroberts.imagekind.com

 

 

Today…In A Flash Of Realization…I Understood That…

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Beloved River – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

LIFE

is not a

   COMPETITION…

but an

INTRICATE DANCE

of

   INTERDEPENDENCE…

Memories…

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Memories – Photo of photo on altar; by Toni Roberts

Windswept beach

Moonlight walks

   Drumming

with

My

   Lover

Time

to clear out

Inner Space

for

New

Life

New

   Love

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Before Entering 2017…

I take this moment to look back over

2016…

 

I focus only on the blessings

The miracles both small and grand

Wrought by Some Great Mystery…

 

Like the miracle of this view…

Twenty stories above the Hutchinson River and Long Island Sound

A $12,000-a-month vista if viewed from a Manhattan High-Rise…

Instead of from a bedroom window in the “Boogie-Down Bronx…”

 

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View from My Window: Hutchinson River & Long Island Sound/Photo by Toni Roberts

 

And the miracle of this spaciouspalatial apartment

That has been totally renovated

Over the past two months…

Right down to the hardwood floors

And brand new kitchen

Whose countertops may be fake granite…but HELL

The entire apartment makeover was

FREE OF CHARGE

 

And so…

I bid adieu to the pain of yesterday…

As I leave my Dearly Departed in peace…

And turn my vision forward on this mysterious journey

Called human life on planet earth…

A journey filled as much with painuncertainty…and confusion

As it is with inexplicable joy and unasked for

Gifts of The Spirit!

 

Adios…

2016!

Y muy bienvenido…

2017!

It’s Funny…Funny Peculiar…Not Funny Ha-Ha…

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Hutchinson River Wetlands; Long Island Sound; photo by Toni Roberts

 

how everything in life becomes

clear…unconfused…simple…and quite evident

once the

MIND

has been

stilled…cleared…opened

to

receive

and then

   release…

      just like the breath…

   in and out…

   in and out…

   thus…

one becomes an

intermediary

between

Life

   ItSelf…

and one’s

   world…

Today, While Sitting, Breathing, Waiting & Listening…

I heard whispered:

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Reflections Of Light On The “Hutch”; photo by Toni Roberts

you are a

living portal

through which the

INEFFABLE

enters the

3rd

   dimension…

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