Posts Tagged ‘ocean’


Foto by Iliana


Pacifica, California  2016


Sea Watching

“Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” ~Lao Tzu


“Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.” ~John Lubbock

“Nothing is worth more than this day.” ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Photo by Iliana

day at keys

at rest

Are you guys still here, blogging? So hope cause I’ve missed you!

It’s been a long time since I posted…this familiar place brings me back to that date when I received the word that my mother had Gioblastoma, a deadly cancer of the brain. They gave her a year after the surgery; she lived a year and a month almost to the date of the brain surgery–a year full of ups and downs. Most importantly, it was a year of closure.

Gone to another place and finally resting in peace is a woman who gracefully lived her life and who gracefully transcended it.

To lose a Mother…it’s unfathomable to some. I know it was for me. And, here I sit, typing these words, Motherless. Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined it; never would I have imagined the aggressive brain cancer that took her from a world she loved.

Mom loved life; She was life!

She passed on July 6, 2015, 4:30 p.m., in her sleep, surrounded by her family: Her husband, my father, Cesar. Her grandchildren, my children, Britt, Scott and Timothy, and her children, my husband and me. It was the most unbelievable experience…the moment was unexplainable.

It is only now that I am able to write about it. It is now that I’ve decided is the best time to return to the blogging world. I may blog about the experience, but I will stick to what I love…photography and quotes. So happy to be back! 🙂

Thank you for those who supported me through this past year and some months. Welcome new followers.

~The White Rabbit


“Well, when one’s lost, I suppose it’s good advice to stay where you are until someone finds you.” ~Lewis Carroll

Take me away

“What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea. It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience, something that never has been and never could have been experienced by anyone else.”
~Joseph Campbell

ocean spray

“It is said by the Eldar that in water there lives yet the echo of the Music of the Ainur more than in any substance that is in this Earth; and many of the Children of Ilúvatar hearken still unsated to the voices of the Sea, and yet know not for what they listen.”
~J.R.R. Tolkien,    The Silmarillion