Nombre Femenino de origen Latín.
Del latín sano, fuerte.
Naturaleza emotiva y coincidente. Se expresa por medio de lo ideal, lo genial y lo causal. Ama la experiencia, el saber y la evidencia. Le gusta sentirse retribuido.
Es adaptable. Se expresa airosamente en cualquier nivel. Gentil, vivaz y amigable. Ama lo que está más allá de la superficie de los seres y de las cosas.
(art/copy, courtesy of Emociones)
“They that love beyond the world
cannot be separated by it.
Death cannot kill what never dies.”
— William Penn
I saw this photo for the first time today as a post on Facebook. I find it to be a beautiful testament to love, sacrifice and courage, and something of which we all need to be reminded. Live, laugh, and most importantly, love with all you have.
The night before the burial of her husband 2nd Lt. James Cathey of the United States Marine Corps, killed in Iraq, Katherine Cathey refused to leave the casket, asking to sleep next to his body for the last time. The Marines made a bed for her, tucking in the sheets below the flag. Before she fell asleep, she opened her laptop computer and played songs that reminded her of “Cat”, and one of the Marines asked if she wanted them to continue standing watch as she slept.
“I think it would be kind of nice if you kept doing it” she said.
“I think that’s what he would have wanted”.
Photo: ©Todd Heisler/Rocky Mountain News | Final Salute Photo Essay
“Henceforth I whimper no more,
postpone no more, need nothing,
Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulous criticisms,
Strong and content I travel the open road.”
- Walt Whitman
*Photo: my own, crossing the finish line - The 3-Day Walk, ATL, October 2008
In 2008, I had the immense pleasure of completing the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for the Cure in Atlanta, in the company of Edelman colleagues from around the country. I walked 60 miles and raised $2,627.25 for the fight against breast cancer, one I’ve strongly supported since 2001, upon my aunt’s diagnosis. She passed away in late 2002, primarily due to late detection.
The importance of screenings and research had never hit me harder. Today, just a week after losing my great-aunt to cancer (which began with a tumor in her breasts), I continue to stress that importance. A cure is out there. It is up to us to help find it. As we begin the second week of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, let us rally around the cause. Let us honor those who have lost their battle and celebrate the lives of those who have survived it.
“It is the artist’s business to create sunshine when the sun fails.”
Photo: my own, destin bridge, september 2010
*All photos are ©PTREE - 2011
This weekend, I had the great pleasure of being photographed by a dear friend (and my boyfriend’s talented mother) for her working photo portfolio, which she has been recently expanding with beautifully artistic shots of wildlife, still objects and the stunning scenery along the Emerald Coast. With the intent of capturing equally artsy portraits, we visited Downtown Pensacola, where the architecture and lighting was “just right” for what she had in mind. What she had in mind truly came to life - including the wardrobe (check out those boots!) and guitar prop (no, unfortunately, I do not actually play).
I think you will agree that emotion seeps from every image, and the various colors and depths add a dimension not customary to amateur photographers. It’s undeniable she has an eye for capturing “the shot” and turning it into a painting, a story to be told. I’m thrilled to have been a part of this particular story, which I’ve humorously named “Latina Taylor Swift.” ;)
Tamara would very much appreciate your feedback on her photography, so leave your comments here. What are your thoughts? Which one is your favorite?
I realized today, in the middle of dinner with an EC friend, that August 22 officially marks my second anniversary of living along the Emerald Coast!
Some days, I feel like I’ve been here forever and others, I feel like the journey has just begun. Most importantly, I feel that despite the changes, the homesickness, the uncertainties and the sometimes-loneliness, I am where I’m supposed to be - at least in this time and in this moment.
For that - and for you - I am grateful. <3 Thank you to my EC friends who have made these two years such memorable ones.
“Happiness, knowledge, not in another place, but this place, not for another hour, but this hour.” - Walt Whitman
Photo: Valeria Lento, spring 2011, Okaloosa Island