Lydia {Hawaii Portraits}


 

You have so many extraordinary gifts,
how can you expect to live an ordinary life?
Louisa May Alcott

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Ashpole Family 2017

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“Everybody has a home team: It’s the people you call when you get a flat tire or when something terrible happens. It’s the people who, near or far, know everything that’s wrong with you and love you anyways. These are the ones who tell you their secrets. These are the people who cry when you cry. These are your people, your middle-of-the-night, no-matter-what people.” 

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Glerum Family 2017

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“Believe that this way of living, this focus on the present, the daily, the tangible, this intense concentration not on the news headlines but on the flowers growing in your own garden, the children growing in your own home, this way of living has the potential to open up the heavens, to yield a glittering handful of diamonds where a second ago there was coal. This way of living and noticing and building and crafting can crack through the movie sets and soundtracks that keep us waiting for our own life stories to begin, and set us free to observe the lives we have been creating all along without ever realizing it…”

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