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Old Glory; New Perspective

I visited New York City for the first time in July and made sure visiting the Empire State Building was on my NYC bucket list. Although it was a kind of foggy-ish yet sunny day, suffice to say the views were amazing and you really appreciated the scale of the buildings when seen from such a different perspective.

Guess that’s why it’s good to apply such experiences to our life in general, meaning how you see a situation as being positive or negative will depend on whether you are looking up or looking down. Something to think about 🙂

New York City, Empire State Building Views, 2017

New York City, Empire State Building Views, 2017

New York City, Empire State Building Views, 2017

New York City, Empire State Building Views, 2017

 

Ever thought about the scale of things from a ladybug’s perspective? Click here to see.

 

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Waiting Makes Me Restless

“Waiting makes me restless. When I’m ready, I’m ready.”  ~ Reba McEntire

“I wait for the LORD,  my soul waits, and in his word I hope; my soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for the morning.”  ~ Psalms 130:5-6

 

Photo by Gale E

 

Everyone who knows me well will tell you: “Gale hates to wait.”  It’s so bad I would rather drive a longer route than sit in traffic.

This is all kind of ironic really, seeing as how a great deal of my life is spent sitting in airports or on tarmacs waiting to travel from one country to another (the latter shown in the photo above which was taken at the Maurice Bishop International Airport in Grenada). I have also spent a lot of my spiritual life in a state of waiting – waiting to hear from God, waiting to know what He wants me to do, waiting until I have no choice but to be brave and take action instead of being a wimp.

After all this time however, I can tell you I am getting better at this waiting thing … well, I am giving it my best effort but admit some days are harder than others. I still hate waiting, but I have learnt that I hate being stressed out from waiting even more than the waiting itself.

Do you like waiting? How do you pass the time when you have no choice but to wait a situation out e.g. at the hairdresser, in a doctor’s office, battling bumper-to-bumper traffic, at the airport when your flight is delayed? Maybe you just don’t mind while others like me go bonkers. Share with us and let’s start a conversation!

In the meantime, click on the image below to see how other WordPress bloggers wait 🙂

Wordpress photo challenge, waiting


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NYC WPC Photo-Collage

 

“I get out of the taxi and it’s probably the only city which in reality looks better than on the postcards, New York.”
~Milos Forman
“As for New York City, it is a place apart. There is not its match in any other country in the world.”
~ Pearl S. Buck

 

I recently visited New York City this past Summer and although the time spent there was way too short, the experiences were amazing. Here is a quick collage which represents a preliminary taste of a truly life-changing visit aka make sure you stay tuned for more pics 🙂

Have you ever been to NYC? Shared your photos on your blog?
Leave us a link in the comments so we can see this interesting city that never sleeps through your eyes.

 


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Cloud by Cloud by Cloud

blanket of clouds

 

“Life is one big transition.” ~ Willie Stargell

A window seat is a must whenever I’m on a plane so that I can readily see the many magic blankets of fluffy clouds stretching away into forever, a view that never gets old no matter how much I travel/transition from one country to another (and I travel a lot … like every other week … and that’s a lot of clouds) 🙂

But what’s your delta experience? How are you moving/transitioning from one place or experience to another? Let’s start a conversation!

 

My contribution to this week’s WordPress photo challenge – Delta:

“This week, share a photograph that signifies transitions and change to you. It can be the very beginning of a phase, or the very end. As you pick up your lens, explore the ways in which a single photograph can express time, while only showing us a small portion of any given moment.”

 


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Solitude is Golden

 

solitude_houston-zoo_2015

solitude-2_houston-visit

Photos by Gale E, taken at the Downtown Aquarium in Houston, USA

“A man can be himself only so long as he is alone, and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom, for it is only when he is alone that he is really free.”
~ Arthur Schopenhauer

“The writing gets done away from the keyboard and away from the studio in my head, in solitude. And then I come in and hopefully have something, then I wrestle with sounds and picture all day long. But the ideas usually come from a more obscure place, like a conversation with a director, a still somebody shows you, or whatever. “
~ Hans Zimmer

 

Click -> For more awesome photos on the theme of Solitude


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Paris at Half-Light: A Haiku

 

Paris on the water by night

 

Paris at Half-Light

Quiet waters shimmer

Soft lights caressing brightly

The evening beckons

© Gale Weithers, 2016

Joining the WordPress Photo Challenges and celebrating the beauty of half-light as well as the beautiful reflections in the mirror of water.