Reflections – Thursday, August 18, 2016

Carol A. Hand

Am I just a shadow,
a corporeal presence blocking light?

shadow 2

A ghostly apparition,
a transparent being barely visible to sight?

shadow 5

Or am I made of stardust,
a spirit glowing with an inner light?

shadow 3

Is my essence ultimately just a culmination of context, chance, and choice?

Crucial questions to consider – photos help give them a voice.

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About Carol A. Hand

What matters are not the titles I’ve held or university degrees I earned or the size of a house or bank account. It’s really what I’ve learned from ordinary people like me whom I’ve met along the way. They taught me to live with gratitude and give thanks for each new day.
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26 Responses to Reflections – Thursday, August 18, 2016

  1. Lara/Trace says:

    YOU are stardust, I firmly think!

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  2. cindy knoke says:

    Thought provoking and lovely. You are the stuff of stars my friend~

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  3. underswansea says:

    I really like your thoughts Carol.

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  4. isabellaesthermariarose says:

    Wow, Carol! I do love your wonderful insights. And its definitely stardust and exquisite spirit. ♥

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  5. Bernadette says:

    Really interesting words. Your photography is getting very professional.

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  6. You are definitely made of stardust, a spirit glowing with an inner light dear Carol!!! 🙂 ❤

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  7. sojourner says:

    I just noticed, August 28, 2016? Did i have another episode and miss the last two weeks, or am I just dense?;-)

    “Is my essence ultimately just a culmination of context, chance, and choice?”

    I don’t believe so!!

    I still hold to the strong notion that there is more to life than what we can perceive with only our five senses.

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    • Ah, Dave. It’s always good to hear from you. I admit that I believe as you do – that there is more to life than we can see. But I also know we share another perspective – the meaning of life and the purpose for our existence are still worthy of frequent conscious reflection…

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  8. Debra says:

    These photos kind of disturbed me. They made me think of the recent bombing anniversaries of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. My son has been teaching me about anime lately. It is such an amazing art form and over and over again I see images and themes of a people’s reflections on these terrible events and how they have reverberated throughout the entire society. What I think is remarkable is I keep seeing amazing wise stories of spirit and transformation. Like you: glowing with an inner light.

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  9. Eternal questions. Whatever. Just make a difference and let the questions evaporate.

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  10. Kathy says:

    Very nice! I love how perfectly your photos underscore the ideas in your beautiful poem!

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  11. Veena says:

    I have been going through your posts you write beautifully. The content and expression both are wonderful.I am so glad I visited your blog.

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