BE STILL...and SEE Photography

Reflecting on who I am...what is important to me...and the gifts I offer the world, I have reorganized this PhotoSchmoozer blog into separate pages for your viewing. I am about so much...people - relationships - drums and rhythms and especially photography...and I realize that although separate, they are all so INTEGRATED into the Whole of who I am!! It's a very peaceful thought and I am thankful for the intuitive gift to see the connections and the relationships. Enjoy the journey through the blog...and WELCOME.
Contemplative photography is about being totally present and seeing exactly what is before you, without filters or judgment. It is about seeing with your heart.Doesn't everyone see what is before them? Not really. You may see a candle on a table. Do you also see the shadows it creates? Or the reflections that the light casts on it? Or it's underlying shape and form?

DRUMS, Rhythms and Relationships

Sunday, March 18, 2012

A Long Story with Many Chapters: Connections

It's a long story with many twists and turns in the road - we could say it has a happy ending, but the chapters are still being written!!  More than 25 years ago, Bill has a sign business and Bev Benson, for the Glassboro Cerebral Palsy Center, contacted him to make signs for a gold tournament at Ron Jaworski's Eagles Nest - then in Sewell, NJ.  About three years ago, Bill and I were in the Bus Stop Music Cafe and we saw a woman who looked totally familiar.  Yes, I asked her who she was and how we knew one another.  We got to the tournament and the signs and then began to catch up!  Well, somehow we got to talking about family and I mentioned that I had a niece, Rebecca Rother, who was a student at Goucher College (yes, was because she has now graduated!!  You go Becca!!)   She said she did too - Jen Schollin.   We talked abour small worlds and then the world got smaller when we each talked to our respective nieces and found out that they were really good friends!  From that time on, we have been planning a niece/aunt visit to Pitman and yesterday that happened.  We all met at Carolina Blue for a St. Paddy's dinner and a meet and greet!!  What total fun and Bev's daughter Amanda joined us. The world got smaller and more connected when Amanda told me where she lived and we discovered that her father in law is Bill Datz - an old ham radio buddy of Bill's!!  Talk to everyone...hear their stories...and know that more and more Kevin Bacon is right with his six degrees of connection!!   Happy days for all and more to come!! 
PS:  Becca and Jen have a friend Maggie who lives in Absecon, NJ.  She came to Pitman and joined us!!  Maggie and Becca spent a semester abroad in England last year.

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