That missing piece

“Sweetheart, when you lose someone, you lose a little bit of yourself, too. And that missing piece? Sometimes you have to lose the rest of yourself to find it.”

Ally Carter, My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories

Photo – Ashes and Snow (Gregory Colbert)

the strongest force…

Love is the strongest force the world possesses and yet it is the humblest imaginable. Gandhi

I do love this image. Opposite in size and balance. Great creature, small wise boy– they meet one another, reflecting strength and humility. Who knows which is the strongest or more loving. Does it really matter?

They meet face to face enveloped in an air of peace and confidence. Language does not limit this interchange. Words may be spoken but it is the spirit that bonds their intent.

Our intentions are at the core of our actions. They express acceptance or rejection, peace or battle. In a world vibrating with fear  and division, it is risky to love. Yet the risk is essential, not for gain but survival. Taken one step at a time, love’s strength can redirect the lost and reconnect the lonely.

I do love this image. In it there is hope – the greatest of challenges can be met. Success does not have to involve struggle but can be accomplished with humility and love. May we take the risk – one person at a time.

(Photo taken by Gregory Colbert.for ASHES AND SNOW)


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