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

Monday, April 23, 2012

Harmonica Pete and BLUE! Perfect Together!

So many of life's synchronicities lead us down a road we might never have expected!  When our son Jon was 10 and some months, we took a trip to Galax, Virginia in a truck camper.  We set out to explore and one of our destinations was the Galax Fiddler's Convention.  Bill wanted to buy a banjo and off we went!!  We explored along the way and in Galax, Bill bought a $50 banjo from Roger Sprung.  So what does this have to do with a picture of a guy and a blue Toyota Rav4?  Lots - remember I am talking about synchronicities.  Shortly after we bought the banjo, Jon had a skateboard accident and bruised himself pretty badly.  It was tough for him to walk for a bit so he stayed in the camper and picked up the banjo.  That's actually an understatement because he (though I am his Mom) is an incredible banjo player - even David Bromberg said so when we went to a jam at World Cafe Live Wilmington.  Jon got better and better and he and his friend Greg played a lot.  They met Jim Six, 'just like the number' and played with him.  One of Jim's friends is Harmonica Pete Cogan - also a Toyota salesman at Price in New Castle.  2 1/2 years ago we leased a car from Pete and last week, he called to say that we could end our lease early and get a 2012 model!  No long story here anymore because you can see from the picture that the new Toyota sits proudly in our backyard. Now you can see the connections!!  One banjo bought more than 25 years ago has led us to a new 2012 Toyota RAV 4 - and as an aside, to music at the Bellefonte Cafe in Wilmington where Pete plays on Sundays with Betty and the Bullet!!  I could go on with the connections, but maybe another time!!  Just get out there and LIVE!!

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