My greatest achievement in life is and will always be motherhood. Being a mother is the greatest gift I will ever receive and I am truly grateful to be surrounded by so much incredible love and happiness. Today marks my daughter’s 8th birthday and four days ago my son Max turned 10. Ten years ago I was in a much different place than where I am today. What normally should be an incredibly joyous time in life ended up being one […]
“I have my own definition of minimalism, which is that which is created with a minimum of means”. - La Monte Young By far the most beautiful thing about Cuba is her people. Despite their hardships, they have persevered and show hope. They may not have a lot of material goods let alone food to put on the table yet their spirits remain fierce and strong. Here are a few of my favorite shots that represent resilience, pain, hope and minimalism.
“May the lives remembered, the deeds recognized, and the spirit reawakened be eternal beacons, which reaffirm respect for life, strengthen our resolve to preserve freedom, and inspire an end to hatred, ignorance, and intolerance”. - 9/11 Memorial Descending down into the depths of humanity lies the unexplainable. Within the two footprints of the North and South Towers, cries almost three thousand tears of the innocent lives lost from a horrendous act against our freedom.
To be a great photographer means capturing a moment in time and conveying its significance without words. I am by no means a professional photographer. However, I love to capture images that evoke feeling and capture emotion that I can use together with my words to tell a story. When I think about what one photo I would choose to convey the meaning of thirdeyemom and what is behind my blog, it is impossible. For my blog is continually changing and […]
“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it”. – Edith Wharton There is something about the light in the desert that always blows me away. Light reflects and refracts off water, mountains and desert sand delighting us with an enormous warmth and beauty. I snapped this photo last night as the sun was setting after another glorious day in Arizona. I love how the light reflected off the water and gave […]
Nighttime is the day’s way of saying goodbye. Reminding us that yet another day of our lives has passed and it is time to rest before a new day begins. I love watching the color of the clouds and sky as night begins to fall over the mountains. It is my favorite time of day and brings me so much peace and reflection. “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add […]
On one of my last days in Ethiopia as a fellow with the International Reporting Project we visited Project Mercy, a not-for-profit relief and development agency that provides services to help alleviate human suffering and overcome systemic poverty in Southern Ethiopia. The visit ended up being one of the most enlightening moments of our entire trip. In order to combat Ethiopia’s high maternal and newborn mortality rates, Project Mercy opened a “Lie and Wait” home for rural woman to come […]
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Today I have the honor of hosting the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. When asked to come up with a theme, without skipping a beat I decided upon Humanity. Here is my own answer to the question and challenge below. To see the official WordPress Photo Challenge: Humanity and to respond, please click here. There is so much conflict and heartbreak in the today’s world: Syria, Iraq, Sudan, Gaza, Ukraine and the raw memories of 9/11 to name a few. Sometimes it […]
“Today a new sun rises for me; everything lives, everything is animated, everything seems to speak to me of my passion, everything invites me to cherish it”. – Ninon de Lenclos “Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go”. – T.S. Eliot This post is my inspiration from the Weekly Photo Challenge: Adventure. To view more entries, click here.
Can photos talk? Sometimes a single picture can paint a thousand words if you stop and take a moment to look at it. This week’s Photo Challenge by Swiss-based architect and photographer Frédéric Biver of fakeormistake uses two photographs side by side to create a dialogue and tell a story between them that would not exist if the photo was presented alone. It is a fascinating concept that made me reflect deeply on the importance of each individual’s perception of a photo […]