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The Shadow Self

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“Our dark sides are part of who we truly are. By uncovering and embracing our shadow side, we become whole.” -Debbie Ford

“I used to want to save the world. To end war and bring peace to mankind. But then, I glimpsed the darkness that lives within their light. I learned that inside every one of them, there will always be both.  The choice each must make for themselves – something no hero will ever defeat. I’ve touched the darkness that lives in between the light.

Seen the worst of this world, and the best.

Seen the terrible things men do to each other in the name of hatred, and the lengths they’ll go to for love.

Now I know. Only love can save this world. So I stay. I fight, and I give… for the world I know can be.

This is my mission, now. Forever.”– Diana Prince / Wonder Woman (2017)

Resilience/Ανθεκτικότητα

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Strength to strength

Shore to shore

There is not a life in ruins

Or time wasted

We each carry our burdens

and our traumas

Whether our fate is assigned or

Whether we are the masters of  it

We must emulate the roses

That wither, but are resilient

And come alive again.

 

*I love the strength and resiliency of the roses in my garden. From intense heat waves and cold snaps they pull through. Some humans should need to get some lessons from nature.

Frosty Rose/ Παγωμενο Τριανταφυλλο

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A ‘cool’ photo of a rose kissing snow (love this shade of pink) with a two layered background, rose stems and bokeh. I didn’t expect a good result from this shot.  Photography is magic 😉

Ένα τριαντάφυλλο που φιλάει το χιόνι. Λατρεύω αυτή τη σκιά του ροζ. Με δύο στρώματα φόντου,  τριαντάφυλλα και bokeh. Δεν περίμενα ένα καλό αποτέλεσμα από αυτό το πλάνο. Η φωτογραφία είναι μαγική 😉

Happy 2019!/ Ευτυχισμένο το 2019

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Happy New Year! May the new year bless everyone with love, good health, and prosperity.

It was a very rainy and windy New years eve here in Athens, but the weather didn’t stop the beautiful fireworks display from happening all over the city.

I am very glad to let 2018 go as it was a very challenging year for, not only myself, but for the whole world.  I am so thankful for this blog as it has helped me remain motivated and focused on my creative pursuits. Thank goodness for creativity!

The world can seem so dark,and life can be such a disappointment sometimes; people can be so cruel, but the beauty of art and nature balances it all out.

Stay strong no matter what the new year may bring. 🙂