Friday, March 11, 2011


Point and shoot

Fade Out Color



Joining Chania at Razmataz for 
the Friday Photo Challenge, "PERFUME"

I do not wish to "wax poetic" today after 
watching hours of devastation across the seas. 
Watching the waves approach those vehicles and homes 
and overtake those unsuspecting people
 weighs heavy on my heart.

Knowing that so many will worry for days, 
weeks, or possibly forever to learn what 
has happened to their loved ones, 
makes me incredibly, breaking-heart sad.

We are all in this together, no matter
our country, our age, our politics, our religion.
 None of us gets out of here alive, 
but we all pray for long lives spent with those we love. 

Caught up in the mundane stuff, we are always caught 
by surprise when our mortality and 
vulnerability slams into our daily life. 

Lessons learned my dear friends,
focus on the essentials, pay attention 
to the wake up calls, and hug your family close.



Beatnheart said...

it could all end in the blink of an eye. Don’t sweat the small stuff.

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

Amen:) I haven't watched it~ seen a few photos and it's just too hard.
Love your Amazing Grace photos:) :)

Razmataz said...

I have been watching as smuch as possible. So awful. You are right Suzan, we need to focus and celebrate the now.

Your photos, as always exceed the challenge. You are just ALL creative...

Jill said...

I like your "playing" one! Oh, if you could sell the real "amazing grace" in a don't need to, it's free! And, we pray for comfort and amazing grace for those who are suffering.

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Eloquently spoken, Suzan.

Romeo said...

As always, so well said from the heart. Thank you for the reminder.


Romeo and "her"

Anne said...

You are right. Disaster always helps heighten our awareness of how fragile and fleeting life is. I really like your last photo also. Sepia tones always inspire me. Well done!


April said...

Very well said, Suzan. My good friend has a daughter who just left on Wed. for a vacation in Okinawa, Japan. She had her flight diverted to Osaka and was going to catch a flight later today for Okinawa. Please pray for her safety...and her safe return home. My heart truly goes out to those who lost so much.

Jacqueline said...

I lived in Tokyo for three wonderful years. Japan is near and dear to my heart..I can't even bear to turn the TV on!
Amazing Grace it is Z...there go we, but for the grace of God.

My Grama's Soul said...

Hi this heartwarming post...We are truly so fortunate...and I know that!!

Just an aside. love those pics...I LOVE THAT FRAGRANCE.

YOU must be a Philosophy gal also.


jojo said...

Amazing Grace...the thought for the day and the prayer of many hearts..

also, a fantastic perfume!

Kit said...

Great words! I feel humble. :) Kit

Jane said...

You said it beautifully!!
Have a wonderful day.