Try saying Good Morning! How are you? Instead of What the F**K? I was f**king asleep!
Join me in congratulating Erskine Isaac for being a Guest Photographer! Not only are his images visual studies, he is an educator. He pays it forward by providing advice to those that ask. Bravo!
Where do I start? GOD IS LOVE, let’s start there.
This has been a challenging week, and I have been feeling down, the fear of aging and all that comes with has taken a bite out of me. You try to shake your way of out as there is only one alternative to growing old and all that comes with it and that’s, well you know.
If you know me, you know that my spirit is rebellious and my love for life and people will not let me slip too far so it just happens that my good friend, Bonnye Jean posted a picture of James and Ada Allen, and she said her surrogate parents were about to celebrate their 7OTH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY, that’s right 70th anniversary of a union blessed by the lord. I immediately hilt Bonnye up and said let’s set something up. I must have them for my ELDERS’ PROJECT. I just knew that they would love it.
Within the first five minutes of walking in the door-I LOVED THEM.
We had an incredible time and when the session was over i had the honor of driving them back home and I must say, God works in mysterious ways, James and Ada Allen transformed into BURNS AND ALLEN MEETS THE HUXTABLES. They had me crying about how they met in Stewartville, GA and came during the Great Migration to the Metro Area and eventually married at 19 and 17. And Mrs. Allen made it clear to me that ‘NO SHE WAS NOT PREGNANT, SHE JUST LOVED JAMES” OMG, I was crying and it went on like that for an hour up the Turnpike.
I asked Mr Allen what is the secret of staying married and in love for 70 years, “Was it doing basically what your wife tells you to do? And he deadpanned, “YEP, PRETTY MUCH SO!” The three of us screamed in laughter.
70 years of marriage and going strong, 8 kids later, a strong and beautiful growing family legacy. Their story is inspiring. As I dropped them home and drove to my home. I thanked God for the reminder, for the proof, that love is the best medicine for the spirit. As nothing in life is certain, I am invigorated with the tangible proof that LOVE CONQUERS ALL, IT CONQUERS TIME, IT CONQUERS ALL FEARS.
IF YOU FEEL ME, HOLLA AT ME HERE.
Join with me in congratulating Toni Shaw for being a guest photographer in Ravynword’s Sanctuary! Toni consistently produces visually and compelling images. Below is a high school senior photo.
Bravo, Toni, Bravo!
Her photography page can be found here.
Today’s image of impact was captured by photographer, Mim Eisenberg.
In her own words, Mim described the following: A Photobombing Honey Bee.
While shooting the Ocola skipper, which was the only one I’ve seen in my garden this year, I noticed that the honey bee was in the frame, but it wasn’t until I got the image on my screen that I saw that both were in focus.
Today’s Image of Impact is by the photographer, Darnell Letimothy. He has entitled, his image, “The Urban Street”.
There is always one in the photography club that gots to go the extra mile…….
Please join me in welcoming our newest Guest Photographer, Kendrick Wallace!