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
Photo of the Merced River at Yosemite National Park at Sunset
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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

Sharing the beauty of the world, one photo at a time.

Sunset at Dalmore Park in Dublin, Ohio

 

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“Bursts of gold on lavender melting into saffron. It’s the time of day when the sky looks like it has been spray-painted by a graffiti artist.” ~ Mia Kirshner. #Sunset in #Dublin, Ohio went from pink to orange to red and shades of glorious in between.

Sharing the beauty of the world, one photo at a time.