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My Christmas Girl   Leave a comment

My Christmas Girl — Image by kenne

“Magic can be found everywhere,

if you know how to look for it. …

And where there is magic, there was hope.”

― Matt Haig

 

What Work Is   Leave a comment

Worker — Image by kenne

How long has it been since you told him

you loved him, held his wide shoulders,

opened your eyes wide and said those words,

and maybe kissed his cheek? You’ve never

done something so simple, so obvious,

not because you’re too young or too dumb,

not because you’re jealous or even mean

or incapable of crying in

the presence of another man, no,   

just because you don’t know what work is.

 
— from What Work Is by Philip Levine
 
 

Centerpiece Painting   Leave a comment

Centerpiece Painting by kenne

The way to live life is to love many things.

Mother’s Boy   5 comments

Mother’s Boy (August 26, 2006) — Image by Joy

In the summer of 2006, we spent three months trying to get rid of a systemic infection that resulted from hip surgery.
Mother passed away on September 8, 2006, only a couple of weeks after Joy took this picture.
Everyone had convinced me that she was ready to stop fighting —
the pain was too much.

— kenne

*****

Her absence is like the sky, spread over everything.

— C. S. Lewis

I Give To You A Bouquet Of Flowers   2 comments

Photo-Artistry by kenne

I give to you a bouquet of flowers

in the name of my love for you

on this day and our days to come.

— kenne

Sisters — One of My Favorite Pictures   3 comments

Sisters, Jeri and Joy (January 4, 2007) — Image by kenne

 “Acquaintances were always on their best behavior,

but sisters loved each other enough to say anything.”

— Lauren Weisberger

“Cheers”   Leave a comment

“Cheers,” Joy — Image by kenne

“Sonnet 116” by William Shakespeare

Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments.
Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.
Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle’s compass come:
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

An Ensenada Date   Leave a comment

An Ensenada Date (January 7, 2007)

Yoga powers.
To make oneself invisible or small.
To become gigantic and reach to the farthest things.
To change the course of nature.
To place oneself anywhere in space or time.
To summon the dead.
To exalt senses and perceive inaccessible images, of events on other worlds,
in one’s deepest inner mind, or in the minds of others.

— Jim Morrison

My Little Girl   2 comments

Katelyn Turner (03/13/11) — Image by kenne

Follow what you love! . . Don’t deign to
ask what “they” are looking for out there.
Ask what you have inside. Follow noy your
interests, which change, but what you are 
and what you love, which will and should
not change.

— Georgie Ann Geyer

Sisters — In Honor of Women’s Month   2 comments

“Sisters” (Jeri & Joy, 01-04-07) — Image by kenne

For there is no friend like a sister

In calm or stormy weather; 

To cheer one on the tedious way, 

To fetch one if one goes astray,

To lift one if one totters down, 

To strengthen whilst one stands

— Christina Rossetti

 

Time To Take A Break From The Madness: Love Is In The Air   Leave a comment

Cactus Blossoms-72-2“Love Is In The Air” — Image by kenne

Love Is in the Air

Love is in the air, everywhere I look around
Love is in the air, every sight and every sound
And I don’t know if I’m being foolish
Don’t know if I’m being wise
But it’s something that I must believe in
And it’s there when I look in your eyes

Love is in the air, in the whisper of the tree
Love is in the air, in the thunder of the sea
And I don’t know if I’m just dreaming
Don’t know if I feel safe
But it’s something that I must believe in
And it’s there when you call out my name

Love is in the air
Love is in the air
Oh, oh, oh, oh

Love is in the air, in the rising of the sun
Love is in the air, when the day is nearly done
And I don’t know if you’re illusion
Don’t know if I see truth
But you’re something that I must believe in
And you’re there when I reach out…

 

“She Liberated Me To Life”   2 comments

Joy&Ken -04-Art-72.jpgPhoto-Artistry by kenne (Early 2000’s In The Woodlands, Texas))

Look how far we’ve come
Do we know who we are?
Stranded on a mountaintop
Trying to catch a falling star

Here’s to what we’ve left behind us
Here’s to what we keep inside
May the road that lies before us
Lead to a place where love abides.

— from Love Abides by Tom Russell

Posted February 14, 2020 by kenneturner in Beauty, Information, Love, Love Abides

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Twenty-Year-Old B&W Photo   2 comments

Joy & Kenne 1999 B&W-2-Edit-1-72Twenty-Year-Old B&W Photo — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Twenty-year-old B&W photo
Our smiles tell the story

We were both in our 50s
Wiser now in our 70s

Living each day knowing not
What tomorrow may bring

Not living the stories of the past
Living each moment holding hands

Throughout all these rumbling years
Time has brought about changes

Still, our love for each other
And our smiles remains the same

— kenne

 

She Knows   Leave a comment

kennejoy2001-8-art-Edit-1-72Joy and Kenne — Photo-Artistry by kenne

get up
cover it
no prescription
will change
with time
think not
ask her
she knows

— kenne

Posted October 17, 2019 by kenneturner in Information, Joy, Life, Love, Photo-Artistry, Poetry

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Words Are Powerful!   4 comments

Joy and Kenne Celebrating Her Birthday July 24, 2011

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Hugging-Words — Source PVE

As we grow old, remember to stay young.

As we grow wiser, remember to stay foolish.

As we grow weak, remember to stay strong.

As we grow dull, remember to stay sexy.

As we grow stupid, remember to stay sensible.

As we grow suspicious, remember to stay trusting.

As we grow forgetful, remember to stay attentive.

As we grow gloomy, remember to stay cheerful.

As we grow conventional, remember to stay enlightened.

As we grow frail, remember to stay sturdy.

As we grow, may we stay forever
young,
foolish,
strong,
sexy,
sensible,
trusting,
attentive,
cheerful,
enlightened, and
sturdy — simple words to live by.

Words are powerful!
Why?
Because they can hurt and
they can bring people together.
Both acts have powerful results.
Words divide us.
However,
the power of words
is that once divided,
they can be used
to bring us back together.
We should not allow words
to change our relationships,
because unlike the cucumber
that becomes a pickle
and can never be a cucumber again,
we can break down the walls that divide.

kenne

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