Discoveries, Travel, Video

Video of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque مسجد الشيخ زايد

You’re invited. Please travel with me, though some short discoveries/travel video. Glance into my camera lense. This is the first video, a trip to the United Arab Emirates in January 2010. Many more travel and discovery video are under construction. Enjoy 🙂

As we drove from Abu Dhabi to Dubai, we could see in the distance. Attracted by its immensity, we approached. The guard looked at us, “Yes, today visitors are allowed”. Hesitantly, I grabbed my camera bag, found a way to adorn the black robe they handed me, left my shoes at the door and I entered.
B&W, Inner Thoughts, Poetry

Inner thoughts

To all the friends who helped me grow. I have learned to appreciate relationships and all they have to offer. Happy or sad, flowing or challenging. 
Our interactions and life experiences provide opportunities for growth and compassion. Some of you demonstrated all your strength and showed me courage.
Others provided me a glimpse of the passionate self  and showed me the importance of trust.
 Passion is my heartbeat and I enjoy its company.
To all of you and those who have passed,
I say thank you for your presence. 
Life is a gift.
Appreciate every twist and turn.
Find the beauty within.

B&W, Inner Thoughts, Poetry

to Feel the Breeze

A house can be abandoned
We can attempt to leave it behind in forgotten memories
Attempts to nail down the door and attach wooden planks to its windows
Is an opportunity for nature to react with its cyclical movements
The seasons will come and go.
The unbalanced extremes in temperature and precipitation
Will leave memories of its passing in the density of the wood
Corners will become rounded, cracks will appear.
An opening will emerge where the breeze will find its way.
The aura that surrounds its perimeter is proof of its existence
To venture inside is sometimes a necessary step.
The decision that naturally comes from the experience.
Will determine if the time has come.
To gain knowledge and compassion from its manifestation
We cannot change the experience
Yet, we control our reaction to its existence
Let the breeze in and it will find its way out 
The sign reads ‘Do Not Enter’