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Faces of Afghanistan

They are everywhere, these individuals of undaunted humankind, irrepressibly optimistic and proud. – The Carpet Wars, Christopher Kremmer Yet even at their most turbulent, the Afghans have tended to impress travellers with their dignity and hospitality as much as their fierce … Continue reading

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Resilience

Indeed, this life is a test. It is a test of many things – of our convictions and priorities, our faith and our faithfulness, our patience and our resilience, and in the end, our ultimate desires. – Sheri L. Dew … Continue reading

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Power of Play

Life is playfulness. We need to play so that we can rediscover the magic all around us. – Flora Colao We are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves, or more deeply engrossed in anything, than when we are at play. – Charles Schaefer Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent, and independent with a tremendous […]

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Wanderlust

My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport. – Steve McCurry I’d like to go anywhere. – John Steinbeck Look for chances to take the less-traveled roads. There are no wrong turns. – Susan Magsamen Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had […]

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The Power of Solitude

Solitude is independence. – Hermann Hesse When you acknowledge the integrity of your solitude, and settle into its mystery, your relationships with others take on a new warmth, adventure and wonder. – John O’Donohue In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself. – Laurence Sterne One can be instructed in society; […]

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Tête-à-tête: The Art of Conversation

The art of conversation is the art of hearing as well as of being heard. ― William Hazlitt, Selected Essays, 1778-1830 Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after. ― Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea   A single conversation can completely change the trajectory of our lives.  – Kaye Earle […]

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Tribute Art

 It is a great privilege when other artists send us their own works based on my pictures.  It is a wonderful affirmation of the strength and dignity shown on the faces of these people around the world. Nidhi Kakar, India Rukiye Demirci, Turkey Rukiye Demirci Unknown Artist Lana Frye, United States Rodrigo Caldas, Brazil Lana […]

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Courage

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela “Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no […]

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