wordly images

perception

Posted in Helen Jones - Wordly Images by hellyj on June 30, 2009
ebb & flow.......

ebb & flow.......

Basha Kills, The Catskills, Upstate NY, June 09

(hellyjphoto.2009.copyright)

‘voices of the silenced majority’

Posted in Helen Jones - Wordly Images by hellyj on June 9, 2009
'forget what you think youknow......'

'forget what you think you know......'

http://www.occupation101.com

Synopsis

‘A thought-provoking and powerful documentary film on the current and historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Unlike any other film ever produced on the conflict — ‘Occupation 101′ presents a comprehensive analysis of the facts and hidden truths surrounding the never ending controversy and dispels many of its long-perceived myths and misconceptions’

I don’t want to get too political on my blog but after having recently seen this documentary, I feel so compelled to share this………I’m truly hoping that the Obama (Administration) lives up to its brave, foreward-thinking words…………..and begins the right way………..

“So let there be no doubt, the situation for the Palestinian people is intolerable. And America will not turn our backs on the legitimate Palestinian aspiration for dignity, opportunity and a state of their own” Barrack Obama, Cairo, May 09

Tesuque Village, Santa Fe State, NM, May 09 (hellyjphotos.2009.copyright)

wabi-sabi

Posted in Helen Jones - Wordly Images by hellyj on June 9, 2009
the beauty in imperfection

the beauty in imperfection

Galisteo, Santa Fe State, NM, May 09 (hellyphoto.2009.copyright)

contemplation

Posted in Helen Jones - Wordly Images by hellyj on June 2, 2009
purpose and intention.......

purpose and intention.......

high upon a deserted mesa

feeling like we are at the top of the world

walking and contemplating whats behind and whats to come

the sense of peace is difficult to communicate…….

no sirens, no bleeping cell phones, no incessant chattering  to distract

……..or detract

the silence is almost deafening…….how beautiful is that?

Bandelier National Park, New Mexico, June 1st 2009 (hellyjphoto.2009.copyright)

its looking like a beautiful day

Posted in Helen Jones - Wordly Images by hellyj on May 24, 2009
so throw those curtains wide
so throw those curtains wide

Drinking in the morning sun
Blinking in the morning sun
Shaking off the heavy one, heavy like a loaded gun

What made me behave that way?
Using words i never say
I can only think it must be love
oh anyway
It’s looking like a beautiful day.

Someone tell me how I feel
It;s silly wrong but vivid right
Kiss me like the final meal
Kiss me like we  die tonight

Cause holy cow i love you eyes
and only now i see the light
lying with you half awake
oh, anyway
it’s looking like a beautiful day.

When my face is chamois creased
If you think i wink I did
laugh politely and repeat
Yea, kiss me when my lips are thin.

Cause holy cow i love your eyes
and only now i see the light
yea lying with you half awake
Stumbling over what to say
well, anyway
It’s looking like a beautiful day.

So throw those curtains wide
one day like this a year’d see me right
throw those curtains wide
one day like this a year’d see me right

Elbow ‘On a Day Like This’

for JRF

Washington Square Park, NYC, Sunday May 23rd 09, 6.15am(hellyjphoto.2009.copyright)

we take colours, chameleon like……

Posted in Helen Jones - Wordly Images by hellyj on May 14, 2009
from each other....'

from each other....'

Sebastian-Roch-Nicolas de Chamfort (writer – 1741-1794)

Puerto Vjieo, Costa Rica (hellyjphotos.2005.copyright)

expiration?

Posted in Helen Jones - Wordly Images by hellyj on May 13, 2009
samsara

samsara

Is there more than this?

Is there (was there) another life………after this?

Does all consciousness come to an end the minute we pop off this mortal coil?

Hmmm……the question of human destiny after death can kind of blow your mind if you allow it to…..

A view which prevails in the religions of the East, Hinduism and Buddhism, regarding the idea of rebirth is that they believe that the present life is but a simple link in a chain of lives that extends back into the past and forward into the future….this chain of lives is called ‘samsara’ (which literally means ‘continuing on’ or ‘wandering on’ – signifying the repetitive cycle of birth, ageing, death and rebirth).

I like the idea of wandering on……….a sort of meandering from one existence to another……but, hang on a mo…..doesn’t that then perhaps  imply a continuous searching?

Like I said………it can kind of blow your mind…………

Montauk Beach, Long Isl, NY (hellyjphotos.2009.copyright)

the stillness…….

Posted in Helen Jones - Wordly Images by hellyj on May 8, 2009
....of water

....of water

Dos Ojos cenote, Quintana Roo, Mexico (hellyjphotos.2009.copyright)

conscious choice

Posted in Helen Jones - Wordly Images by hellyj on May 7, 2009

continuous journey

the continuous journey........

One evening, an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.

He said, “My son, the battle is between two ‘wolves’ inside us all. One is Evil – It is anger, envy, jealousy, greed, and arrogance. The other is Good – It is peace, love, hope, humility, compassion, and faith.”

The grandson thought about this for a while and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf wins?”

To which the old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

Cherokee Wisdom

Xel-ha, Quintana Roo, Mexico (hellyjphotos.2009.copyright)

introversion

Posted in Helen Jones - Wordly Images by hellyj on May 7, 2009
nurture.........

nurture.........

Quintana Roo, Mexico (hellyjphotos.2009.copyright)