The Space Within by Camilla Downs

There is a space within
A space occupied, it was.

Occupied with judgment
Occupied with harshness
Occupied with unkind thoughts
towards others.

There is a space within
where the darkness
of judgment used to live.

Judgment lives
here no more.
Evicted.
It has been.

There is a space within.

A soft space of love
of compassion
of empathy
of understanding.

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Poetry and Photography: The Space Within

Beauty and Feelings and Emotions and Nature’s Art Show and Amazing and Fun and Snow and Bright Blue

March 12 2018:

Team TLC sunset walk. Incredible variety of beauty by way of colors, clouds, ducks, coots, the sun, and dried mud. And this wee little wood fragment heart.

Check out the heart shaped mud clump I found.

At Thomas’ request we had a great time moving through feelings and emotions as we dug up chunks of dried mud. And we brought our clumps home with us! Just cause.

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March 16 2018:

Trees and snow …. Nature’s art show is incredibly amazing and beautiful today.

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March 16 2018:

This lil cutie that I get to walk … She loved the snow today! Bouncing through it and chomping big mouthfuls. So fun watching her!

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March 16 2018:

Fun in the snow …. Beautiful and fluffy soft!!

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Bright blue background is incredibly beautiful! And look! I found a cotton ball tree. Haha!

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Can I Handle the Changes by Camilla Downs

Can I?

The changes.
Create fear,
they do.

We’re all getting older,
life is not as it was.

What is this strange
thing happening?

It is true things change,
nothing stays the same.

What is happening?

Can I handle the changes?

It’s all changing
I’m changing
they are changing
nothing is as it was.

There’s no stopping
the changes.

It’s the one thing
we can be sure will
arrive – changes.

Why do the changes
create such suffering?
Why do the changes
have to be experienced
in …..

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Poetry and Photography: Can I Handle The Changes

Lillian and Camilla January 2018 Date Day

January 23 2018:

Lillian and Camilla January 2018 Date Day –

First stop: We shared Parmesan sea salt fries and jalapeño cheddar bread. Dessert of Mexican wedding cookie for me and gingerbread bar for her. Here’s to 15 and a half years of once a month Date days!!

Second stop – One of our favorite parks and walking trails for throwing the frisbee and a beautiful, peaceful, and quiet walk. xoxo

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High Energy and Low Energy and Wild and Crazy Wind

January 14 2018:

Solo walk yesterday. It was a high energy day yesterday. Complete opposite today. Feel like I was up all night doing strenuous work. And I slept hard all night. HA! This interesting and magical thing called life …. I will have to request the night off tonight from whatever I was working on in my sleep!!

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January 18 2018:

Solo walk this afternoon. Wild and crazy wind kicking up itty bitty white caps in this tiny lake. (Pictures a tad blurry as I couldn’t hold my arms still from the wind blowing so hard!!) This walk felt so incredibly good. Gratitude and love overflowed and blew away in the winds. Amazing!! The wind was Wild!! Suited me and my inner Wild Woman! xoxoxoxo

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Beautiful and Majestic Moon and Poetic and Cold and Wet and Smile

January 1 2018:

First walk of 2018 with Lillian. Incredibly beautiful and mild. And WOW! What a moon! Big, majestic, and graceful!! xoxo

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January 3 2017:

Solo walk this morning. Stood next to this tree for a bit. To quote Thomas, “Incredibly poetic.”

I just love it when he notices and says this about scenery and events.

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January 5 2017:

Wee little adventure this afternoon. We drove to Boca Reservoir. So incredibly beautiful. And. Cold. And. Wet. I swear the heart shaped rock has a face and is smiling!

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One Breath at a Time by Camilla Downs

December 13 2017:

One Breath at a Time

One breath at a time, dear one

You find yourself in a vast ocean of your own creation.
An ocean full of the humanness of life.

Joy, love, peace,
laughter, happiness, abundance,
beauty, compassion, kindness.
Fear, sadness, greed,
competition, judgements, shame,
guilt, jealousy, loneliness.

At times you feel as if you
are on the verge of drowning.

One’s arms and legs have become
heavy with the struggle of this
ocean swirling with humanness.

What is one to do?
There is no ….

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Poetry and Photography: One Breath at a Time

Love and Beauty and Fun

December 26 2017:

Solo walk this morning. I stood next to this tree for a while. Thanks Mr. Tree. I’m blessed and grateful for your love and beauty. xoxo

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Sunset walk with Thomas. This felt so incredibly good!! Great fun throwing rocks onto the frozen lake. xoxo
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