Thursday, June 9, 2011

Sky Watch Friday - A new day - an old day

"I used to love the darkness
But the sun is my new best friend
As soon as I embraced him
He put my misery to an end."
Terry Guillemets




"The time just before dawn contains the most energy of all hours of the day. This has helped me become an early riser and an early doer.... When I wake to see that it's light out already, I feel the world has started without me."
Terry Guillemets




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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Skywatch Friday, Season 4, Episode 45




Dare to be different. You are unique, and you have to accept you as you are, instead of trying to repeat other people’s destinies or patterns. Insanity is to behave like someone that you are not. Normality is the capacity to express your feelings. From the moment that you don’t fear to share your heart, you are a free person.
- Paulo Coelho!



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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Today morning - Skywatch Friday, Season 4, Episode 40







"While there is perhaps a province in which the photograph
can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, 
there is another in which it proves to us how little our eyes permit us to see."  
~Dorothea Lange
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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Montevideo que lindo te veo - Skywatch Friday, Season 4, Episode 39




"Let's not forget that the little emotions are the great captains
of our lives and we obey them without realizing it."
  ~Vincent Van Gogh, 1889
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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Rainbow - Skywatch Friday, Season 4, Episode 37









Like the sky opens after a rainy day we must open to ourselves....
Learn to love yourself for who you are and open so the world can see you shine. 
~James Poland
 
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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sunrise - Skywatch Friday, Season 4, Episode 36



 "Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet."
  ~Roger Miller




"You can see a lot by just looking"
~Yogi Berra



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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Skywatch Friday, Season 4, Episode 33




"We are what we think.
All that we are arises with our thoughts. 
With our thoughts, we make the world."

Buddha 



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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Skywatch Friday, Season 4, Episode 32



"And remember, no matter where you go, there you are."
  
~Confucius


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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Skywatch Friday, Season 4, Episode 31



"Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret,
for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true." 
~Robert Brault


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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Skywatch Friday, Season 4, Episode 30



"Never be bullied into silence.  Never allow yourself to be made a victim. 
Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself." 
 ~Harvey Fierstein

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Skywatch Friday, Season 4, Episode 29




“A good photograph is one that communicates a fact,
touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it
– it is, in a word, effective”
– Irving Penn


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Friday, January 21, 2011

Sunset – water reflection (Weekend reflections # 70)




Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, a touch that never hurts. 

~Charles Dickens

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Skywatch Friday, Season 4, Episode 28


Always when judging
Who people are,
Remember to footnote
The words "So far."
~Robert Brault


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Friday, January 14, 2011

Fishing time (Weekend Reflections # 69)


The impossible is often the untried. 
 ~Jim Goodwin

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Skywatch Friday, Season 4, Episode 27



The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.
  ~Ayn Rand



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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Antennas - Skywatch Friday, Season 4, Episode 23



"All my life I had been looking for something, and everywhere I turned
someone tried to tell me what it was.  I accepted their answers too,
though they were often in contradiction and even self-contradictory.
 I was naïve.  I was looking for myself and asking everyone except
myself questions which I, and only I, could answer.  It took me a long time
and much painful boomeranging of my expectations to achieve
 a realization everyone else appears to have been born with: 
 that I am nobody but myself."
  ~Ralph Ellison






"Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
 instead of a second-rate version of somebody else." 
 ~Judy Garland





"Almost every man wastes part of his life in attempts to display
qualities which he does not possess, and to gain applause
which he cannot keep." 
 ~Samuel Johnson


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Yet, I asked…




Although I stopped believing long ago
To the Virgin Mary and her son I pleaded
Kneeling, I looked straight at their painting
With an open and confident heart

Aware that things do happen for a reason
Not so ready to accept what it is
Not so sure of my will to keep trying

I didn’t pray
I didn’t promise
But I asked…
Even though I was a nonbeliever

Childhood memories brought me back to them…
An urgent need to regain my faith
In life
In love
In the one I was
In the one I am

To this sacred place I came
Searching for the child I was
Devoid of labels or boundaries
That just trusted without asking why
That had faith no matter what

I had to be back home
Embracing and expressing the commotion within
To hug my inner child
To take back harmony  
To make peace with what it is


© Gabriela Abalo


Written for Magpie Tales – #45 - click the link to enjoy more wonderful contributions :)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Fireflies



During warm summer nights

Once the sun said Goodbye

And the moon said Hello

The fireflies light their lanterns

To compete with the stars



With wide open eyes

And a jar in their hands

The hunt begins

It is time to run fast!




When the chasers get too close

Fireflies prompt each other

Flashing Morse code signals

That the race is getting tight




Children jump up and down

All across lawns and fields

Making insects lamps

Is more fun than you think



Shooting stars try to stop the chase

By distracting the children from their game

But the moon decides to play

So she hides behind a cloud




On a warm and dark summer night

Fireflies are all you see…

Magic is in the air

Catching fireflies with a jar

Is like grasping wishes as they pass




Holding the jar close to their heart

Children head back home

To sleep under the enchantment

Of their special magic lamps





© Gabriela Abalo





Poem submitted to One Shot Wednesday - click on the provided link to enjoy more wonderful poets!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Festivities - Weekend reflection # 64



"Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. 
In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall. "
 ~Larry Wilde





Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!
~Hamilton Wright Mabie



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Thursday, December 9, 2010

San Jose de Mayo - Skywatch Friday, Season 4, Episode 22


"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet
 and the winds long to play with your hair."
 ~Kahlil Gibran


 

"The poetry of the earth is never dead."
 ~John Keats





"The human spirit needs places where nature
 has not been rearranged by the hand of man."
 ~Author Unknown






"Joy all creatures drink
At nature's bosoms..."

~Friedrich von Schiller, "Ode to Joy," 1785



Pictures taken last weekend while visiting upcountry - San Jose De Mayo - Uruguay


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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Crying



Each spoken word said with ill intention



Aiming to suffocate the dimmest self-esteem remains


Turning upside down an already broken world






Crying, crying, silently crying…


Feeling that life is over


That nothing else really matters






Trust dishonored


Confidence wiped out


Nothing left to the imagination


None to assume


Plenty to digest


Crying, crying, silently crying…






Revolted with what I’ve become


A self-destroying destroyer


Too many years waiting for a happy twist


Holding the light of hope






Devastating feelings throttling the need to speak out


Believing everything said


Crying, crying, silently crying…


Convinced that there isn’t another chance


That it is time to give up






But, I’m done with all that!


I’m standing up!


I’m going to mend my broken self


I’m celebrating our end


I’m starting afresh






Sentient of today


Crying, crying, deafeningly crying


I’m going my way


To find myself


To fall in love with life again






Crying, crying, happily crying…

 
 
© Gabriela Abalo

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Poem submitted to: Poetry Potluck Week 14 , Everyone Is Welcome