Monday, April 19, 2010


Let nothing disturb you;
Let nothing make you afraid;
All things pass;
But God is unchanging,
Patience is enough for everything.
You who have God lack nothing.
God alone is sufficient.
~Teresa of Avila

The short poem by Teresa of Avila (1515-1582) was found in her prayerbook after her death in 1582, known as St. Teresa's Bookmark". Here are the words of Teresa's "bookmark" in Spanish:Nada te turbe; nada te espante; todo se pasa; Dios no se muda, la paciencia todo lo alcanza. Quien a Dios tiene, nada le falta. Solo Dios basta.  Photo is detail from Bernini's scupture, The Ecstasy of St. Teresa.  ( see

Monday, April 12, 2010


amidst crashing waves
among life's uncertainties
seabird taking flight
~haiku by David Robinson
photo credit: Seabird, Thomas Robinson

Congrats are in order for Thomas Robinson, photographer-artist of this blog website, for his First Place for Seabird, in the "Motion" Photography Exhibit currently showing at Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado. Seabird placed first among 1500 entries. This is not the first photography blue ribbon Thomas has won among the international competitions he has entered over the years, and we look forward to future awards, honors and beautiful expressions of glory in nature photography from this talented photographer. To view "Motion" at the Center for Fine Art Photography, showing through April 17, 2010, check out For more of Thomas' fine art nature photography, see his online gallery at
Three cheers for Thomas!