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Divided…

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Enlightenment – Photo by Toni Roberts

we

minorities

continue to be

CONQUERED

 

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Peace – Photo by Toni Roberts

UNITED

we constitute a

FORMIDABLE

MAJORITY

 

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Still Burning In The Cauldron Of Transformation…

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Altar: The Cauldron Of Transformation – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

from which I shall ascend whole

The Cauldron…

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The Cauldron – Healing Altars – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

burning in the fires of purification

Yesterday…While Waiting For Buses at Various Bronx Bus Stops…

I decide to search for beauty around me instead of bitching and moaning about the terrible MTA service in the Boogie-Down Bronx; and lo and behold I end up capturing unexpected beauty existing in the midst of the chaos, confusion and heaviness of my surroundings.

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Photo by Toni Roberts

Who would believe that one could find such perfection at the corner of Waters Place and Eastchester Road!? This perfectly manicured lawn totally diverts my attention from the insufferable heat and humidity. Perfect beauty.

 

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Looking Up Through the Trees – Photo by Toni Roberts

There is no shade at the next bus stop so I venture into the tiny wooded area behind it and look up at the pattern of trees against sky…so intricately woven by the Hands of Mother Nature.

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Looking Through The Interwoven Branches Of Sister Trees – Photo by Toni Roberts

Fascinating how the branches of these two trees reach out to intertwine with one another: Sisters bound in love.

 

 

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Light Descending – Photo by Toni Roberts

Much later on; weary, hungry and very much out-of-sorts, I find myself at yet another bus stop with an unbelieveable forty minute wait for that final bus home. The magnificence of the sunset, however, soothes my jangled nerves and eases my body’s aches and pains.

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Fire In The Sky – Photo by Toni Roberts

Is there anything more spectacular than the show Mother Nature puts on each evening?

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Going Out In Blazing Glory – Photo by Toni Roberts

All I could say to this was WOW! What a show!  Keeping me awed, entertained and not homicidal

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The Awakening – Photo by Toni Roberts

Who could experience anything other than peace upon beholding this sky?

The splendor of Nature washes away all impatience and bad temper…

 

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May Peace Be Unto Us – Photo by Toni Roberts

And I rode home in peace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I Am Learning How…

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Rock Garden – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

to

identify

less

with this

body

and

more

with the

Creative Intelligence

that

created

and

sustains

it

 

 

 

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Today’s Realization:

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View From A Window At 1250 Waters Place – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

I cannot

heal

the

wounds

   made by

   others

 

only

GOD

   can…

 

 

 

 

 

On This Day…I Unseat…

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Golden Sunset – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

EGO

the

usurper

 

and

place

“GOD”

   CREATOR OF ALL THERE IS

upon the

HOLY THRONE

of

my

   MIND

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve Got A New Rhythm…

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Sacred Djembe – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

one day

in…

next day

out…

being…

doing…

being…

doing…

dobedobedobedo…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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