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Slowing Down…

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Sunrise…Sunset – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

no longer running through life as if the

devil

were chasing me…

as if

my

fate

my

destiny and purpose

in

being…

could be discovered in this

distressed

diseased

confused

and

frightened

world

 

I’m

slowing down

I

breathe

I

am

 

 

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Frozen II…

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River, Wetlands & Sound – 1/7/18: Day 3 of Big Freeze – Photo by Toni Roberts

my

heart

lifelesscolddesolate

the cessation of all movement

absolute

stillness…

thus

my very being mimics

You…

my

Teacher…

my

Guide…

my

Orisha-Goddess…

Oshun

Queen of the River

She

Who causes the

Waters of Life

to flow…

 

I sit here

still

as

You

are…

awaiting

the

gentle kiss

of

SpringRebirth

empty

cold

alone

 

whatever swims beneath your frozen surface

not for me to see…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Autumn Light – Photo by Toni Roberts

Finally…The Dawning Of The…

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The Dawning Of Autumn – Photo by Toni Roberts

new season

 

may the harvest be not bitter

yea…

may we not reap what we have sown

 

 

 

 

 

Today’s Truth:

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Sunset Over Waters – View From Window – Photo by Toni Roberts

behind every story

made up by my

fear-driven-ego

is a

God-Created-Event

waiting to

unfold…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Life…

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Another View: Altar to Oshun & Shango – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

is not for us to

KNOW

or

DO…

 

but

to

BE…

 

 

 

 

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My Life Is Becoming…

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Altar To Oshun & Shango !! – Photo by Toni Roberts

a

laboratory

experiment

 

it

is

   apparent

even to one as

blind

as

   I…

that

nothing

is

here

for

   nothing

everything

is

for

  something

 

every

thought

event

person

telephone call

email

word

idea

   action…

   every-single-thing,,,

   IS-FOR-SOMETHING…

  therefore

I

now

     question

   explore…

and

   use…

     EVERYTHING

 

and

FEAR

   NOTHING

 

 

 

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Living By Grace…

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Altar to Shango & Oshun: Coniunctio – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

I am beginning

to get a

taste

of

what it means

to

live

by

the

GRACE of GOD

 

 

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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…

 

 

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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

 

 

 

 

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