Thursday, April 23, 2009

Half a woman, many times a giant






Lost legs since two years old, her mother taken by cancer, having to take care of a brother who's mentally challenged and a father affected by dementia and later claimed by leukemia, striving through two pregancies to bear a son and daughter...

I caught Rosemarie Siggins on documentary and was struck by how positive and strong she is.

In 8th grade, she chose not to wear fake legs but instead got around on a skateboard. Has a passion cars, knows how to repair and maintain them, even got a Mustang customised for herself. Then learning to skate when her son wanted to learn ice hockey.

What else can I say? She's amazing and she puts many to shame. In her words, "Life doesn't owe you a living... You deal with it."

Read Rose's story here.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Do this hamstring stretch



NOT this:



Courtesy of Runner's World.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Talent Unleashed


Click to view Youtube video


Absolutely amaaazing!!

I Dreamed A Dream
...I dreamed a dream in time gone by
When hope was high
And life worth living
I dreamed that love would never die
I dreamed that God would be forgiving
Then I was young and unafraid
And dreams were made and used and wasted
There was no ransom to be paid
No song unsung, no wine untasted...

Friday, April 17, 2009

Seeing

There she was.
Spied from far.
Talk speak...
Quick, say anything!

Turning, going,
hands in pocket.
Perhaps we'll meet.
No regrets.

Like a musician in Berlin,
life plods on.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Snapping in US







You can view the remaining pics here.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Love Remembered



Read Gunnar Ardelius' debut novel on the giddying, consuming passions of first love, which seems to border on codependency. But it echoes- minus the mild psychosis that affects the male protagonist.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

The beauty without

Today I went out without my camera and I saw the beauty without.

I saw the beauty of trees, bare yet lined with raindrops hanging off its branches, glistening in the after-shower sun.

I saw flower buds out already on the trees, eager to reveal their full spring glory.

I saw the beauty of the sun, yawning through the gloom, reflecting over the Hudson river.

Of the eagle that landed to perch.

Of peace in the land.

Truly, seasons after seasons, this beauty unfolds.