I still feel like I'm coming out of a fog, moving beyond what was to what will be. I finally called my Mom to tell her the news and to reassure her that we would be okay. Moms never quit worrying. As the news spread through the firm, friends began calling, texting, and emailing. That was such a blessing. I had felt so alone for the past few days, cut off from my work family. There has still been no formal announcement of my layoff, although I don't know why. Nonetheless, it was emotionally healing to be able to grieve with them. I finally feel that I'm turning a corner. Love conquers all.
"And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love." (1 Corinthians 13:13)
From 2012 Project 365 + 1
The only thing I wanted to do was go to the beach and smell the salty air, feel the ocean breeze, and hear the waves hitting the beach. Little did I know that Orange Beach has been overrun by loud, obnoxious tourists. All I heard was yelling, screaming, and talking. Oh well. I spent some time watching the moonlight fall on the water and families out searching for fiddler crabs.
From 2011 Project 365
Getting ready for work
Suddenly an orange light bursts through the blinds--
Oh boy, a beautiful sunrise!
Sprint for the living room
In my tattered fleece housecoat and fling open the door--
Hot dog, it's still pretty!
Grab the closest camera,
Not even checking the settings and start shooting--
Drats, going from the cool house to the humid outdoors fogs the lens.
Step back into the house,
Check and adjust the settings and shoot through the fogged front door--
Yay, a beautiful abstract sunrise.
As suddenly as it appears, it disappears behind the clouds--
Thank you, Lord, for a beautiful start to a wonderful Monday!
From 2011 Project 365
The Gulf Coast is one of the rainiest areas in the United States. Mobile (Alabama), Pensacola (Florida), and New Orleans (Louisiana) are annually named among its top 10 wettest cities. I say this just to explain why, on rainy days, most of my photos will be abstracts. (You make do with what you have.) This one is unique and I like it. I'll never be able to duplicate it.
From 2010 Project 365