17-06-12 Too Soon

A young woman, a Bay Area photographer I met at a photo workshop, ended her life last week. We spent two days together, at best she was a Facebook acquaintance.
I followed her career, her joys and successes on FB and Instagram. It was clear she had her demons, as do we all, but she was a vibrant and loving soul.  I have been reading the love and pain expressed by her friends (again I emphasize I was a brief acquaintance, whatever pain I feel is the pain we all feel when someone dies too soon. ) Her community is mourning. I can’t imagine how her partner and family feel.

I’m not sure why I am writing this blog except that we need to make sure we celebrate our lives, other’s lives, and try to reach out and help anyone who is suffering and feeling unsure and alone. I guess it is also to suggest that the lives we see on FB etc., are not the whole story, certainly not the true story.

Goodbye MJ. Holding you in the light.

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6-30-14 Pride Parade NYC – A Taste Of Honey

Yesterday was a great day in NYC. The annual Pride parade which brings out people from every borough and walk of life to participate and view.  If you couldn’t make it here is a slide show of a small piece of the parade.

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12-31-13 A Minute To Joy: Weekly Photo Challenge

Challenge: Joy.

First response of 2013 is here.

The last response of 2013?

At 5:37:58 pm on October 4th facing the river from the underpass I saw this.

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At 5:38:53 pm I took two steps toward the river and turned to see this:

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Have a great New Year’s Eve and a Happy 2014.

A few more joyful views to send you out of 2013.

Page 365 of 365 and A Real Page-Turner | This*Day*In…

Face The Future | Taking One Day At A Time

The Joy of Mischief | rarasaur

Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy | happyface313

Joy | Solitary Spinster

Photos of Wonders: The best travel photography of 2013, part I | A Journey of Wonders

Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy | Tim Wolverson – Photo Blog

Colors of Provence : France – Les couleurs de la Provence -weekly photo challenge : Joy | parislux

Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy | Blue Girl Photography

Weekly photo challenge: Joy-Beach Christmas | Colin Mathers Blog

Lone Jellyfish, Candy Apple Redhead, Happy Holidays, and a Weekly Photo Challenge | cancer in my thirties

12-28-13 Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy

The challenge this week is joy.

I thought this summer shot at Coney fit the bill…

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Other views of joy:

Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy | Dim Lamp/קנה רצוץ לא ישבור

Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy | Chimerical Chicanery

Let There Be Joy | Delana’s World

What is Joy? | Three Days at Sea

Joy: enduring the night | Nine Year Pregnancy

Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy | Lonely Travelog

Joy in Giving | Afghans Abroad

Joy | The Syllabub Sea

Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy | tagnoue

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: JOY | DANDELION’S DEN

Weekly Photo Challenge; Joy | Stefan Praetorius Naurin

Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy | Photography Journal Blog

Big Bang Theory | Wiley’s Wisdom

so much joy! | bodhisattvaintraining

Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy | Northwest Frame of Mind

Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy | colderweather

Weekly Photo Challenge | Joy | An Evil Nymph’s Blog

I couldn’t help myself. Apologies in advance.