What I Have Yet To Do In My Life

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I belong to a writers group and each month we pick a prompt or topic to write about.  Last month was “One thing I have Yet To Do Or Want To Do But Haven’t Done”.  This is what I wrote.

I’m not sure I can name one thing I want to do, there are so many.

I want to:
– write a book about my life – a memoir maybe.
– make at least another 2 or 3 books of my photos.
– travel to Africa, China, South America, Hawaii and several more places.

I’ve lived a full and fulfilling life.  I’ve had romances and lovers and husbands.  I’ve traveled to numerous places.  I’ve overcome challenges, obstacles, fears and life threatening health issues.

Almost every day, I try to brighten the lives or days of people on Facebook by posting and sharing my photos of the beauty of the world.  I’ve given my photos away to charitable organizations, and I hope to continue to do both for a long time.

I’ve volunteered for and donated to several organizations including LifeCare Alliance (Meals on Wheels), Dublin A.M. Rotary and the Rotary Foundation.

So one thing that I want to do – nah.  Innumerable things – yeah.

But deep down inside me, it all narrows down to one or two things:
– One – Leaving a legacy – something that says “Roberta was here and she made a difference”
– And two – Furthering and enriching the growth of my soul with experiences and knowledge.  I believe in reincarnation, and I have to believe that the suffering I’ve endured was for the growth of my soul.

In the spirit of both of those things – leaving a legacy and enriching my soul, I have signed up to volunteer for two weeks in Cuba in January 2018.  I will be working with the Cuban people to teach English and also working with seniors.  I’m excited to be able to do this, and I’m looking forward to making a difference and to getting some great photographs.

So I will end there with those two things that I want to continue to do….

© Roberta Kayne 2017
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What Is Relating?

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What is relating? “It’s being so aware of the other person that, even if you have your back to them, you’re observing them. It’s letting everything about them affect you, not just their words, but also their tone of voice, their body language, even subtle things like where they’re standing in the room or how they occupy a chair. Relating is letting all that seep into you and have an effect on how you respond to the other person” ~ Alan Alda. I found this in his most recent book “If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?”
I saw these people looking at the sunset along Hwy 1 at Big Sur, California and thought it was very touching. Usually I try to find the right quote for my photo, but in this case, I tried to find an image in my library to match what Alan Alda said.
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DUBLIN AREA ART LEAGUE IRISH SHOW

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I have two photos hanging at the Dublin Recreation Center as part of the Dublin Area Art League’s Juried Irish Show. All works portray people or places in Ireland or Dublin, Ohio.

My photo “The Cliffs at Old Head of Kinsale” won 3rd Place. It was a foggy morning in July, but the gulls were abundant and circling, the flowers were blooming and the cliffs were beautiful. Old Head in County Cork, Ireland, is a large promontory which juts out into the Atlantic Ocean and is one of Ireland’s most spectacular coastal areas. The Judge stated: “The contrast between the delicate flowers and power of the rushing waves is beautiful! Also the level of detail captured in the image is stunning. Nice job!”

The People’s Choice Award will be assigned in mid August. Please stop by the exhibit at the Dublin Rec Center and vote for your favorite!! Last day to vote is August 15!

Congratulations to the other winners and to all who entered!

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“No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. Belonging to it. Hill and house should live together each the happier for the other.” ~ Architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.

Fallingwater, the house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the Kaufmann family in SW Pennsylvania, is brilliant and a definite must see for everyone! Wright ‘s style was “organic”–in harmony with nature, The house is now open to the public and is cared for by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.

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©Roberta Kayne 2017

 

Kitajoki River, Kuusamo, Finland

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“Anything else you’re interested in is not going to happen if you can’t breathe the air and drink the water. Don’t sit this one out. Do something. You are by accident of fate alive at an absolutely critical moment in the history of our planet.” ~ Carl Sagan

A little snippet of winter to cool you off on a hot summer day. Kitkajoki River, Kuusamo, Finland.

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Yosemite Falls

 

Yosemite National Park has to be one of the most beautiful parks in the US. Everywhere you look, there is another breathtaking scene or something majestic to look at. The weather changes by the minute, going from hot and steamy to cool and foggy to cloudy and rainy and back to cold and snowy. Photographing this park was so wonderful for me that I had to go back just 5 months after my first visit. The photos I’ve shared are just a few of the thousands that I took. This one is a view of Yosemite Falls that thousands of people see each day when visiting Yosemite.The falls are flowing more than normal because of the huge amount of snow they got this winter. So I was fortunate to see all of the waterfalls when the water was really gushing!

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Golden Hour at Half Dome

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“A kind of golden hour one remembers for a life time… Everything was touched with magic.” ~ Margaret Bourke-White, American photographer & photojournalist. It was awe-inspiring to see the sunset light up Half Dome at Yosemite National Park.

I wasn’t feeling well the evening that I took this photo, and we were going to go to the clinic, but halfway there, we found out that it was closed.  So we turned back to where our group was, and decided to take a few photos by the car while waiting for them to finish.  I saw that the sun was starting to light up Half Dome, so I ran over to Sentinel Bridge and started shooting.  It is wonderful to be in the right place at the right time.  This brought me joy, and I started feeling better (with the help of a few medicines).

Here is a photo of me waiting for the group.  Roberta at Yosemite phone photo 5-4-17

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