Here is about a two minute interlude of floral beauty to brighten your day! This video is a compilation of some of my flower images set to music. I hope you like it!
You might also like to see this website of some of my photographs that are available to order as framed archival prints, stretched canvas or note cards – Paul Cutright Photography. I am really happy to report that a dear friend just purchased a 22.50 x 30 inch framed canvas of Iris in Silver Pitcher for her master bedroom! You can see it on my photo site at the link above.
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Each person seems to understand the intimate experience in his or her own way. In a sense it takes a journey of personal discovery to learn how to share intimacy with another person. Here are some guidelines that may help to define that journey –
Know Your Self: Get in touch with your own private experiences. In our stressed-out world this is often hard to do because our attention is directed outward much of the time. It helps to sit – doing nothing and being distracted by nothing – and spend time in reflection and introspection. Observe your thoughts and feelings. The brain has pleasure centers – close your eyes and imagine yourself experiencing pleasure. Become familiar with those parts of yourself that are strong and that feel whole and integrated. Learn to feel comfortable with the part of yourself that senses calmness, confidence and peace. (Some people like to spend a few minutes every night before bed, perhaps with just a candle burning, reflecting on the events of the day. Others prefer to keep a daily journal of their private thoughts and feelings.) Until you know your own private feelings, it is difficult to share them with someone else.
We cannot expect to be intimate with another when we are out of touch with our own internal experiences. Continue reading »
We like to have a flower arrangement on our dining room table as often as we can. This particular view takes in an iris arrangement, including part of our foyer and living room along with other objects on our dining room table. We hope you enjoy this image. Your comments are, as always, appreciated.
Intimacy in Relationships is One Key to Emotional Health
Some of us search our entire lives for a feeling of oneness with another person. It’s hard to describe, really, what we search for, but we know it when we finally achieve it. Maybe we tire of that dark feeling of being ultimately alone as we struggle through life. If only there were someone else here, we say to ourselves, who could understand and share these burdens. Then it wouldn’t be so lonely. It wouldn’t be so hard.
Or perhaps, in our more positive moments, we want to share not just the burdens but our pleasures too, our strength and beauty. We want the powerful impact of our internal experience to have an impression on someone else, as if to say that we count, we are whole, and we want to impart this feeling to another person. Continue reading »
This was the amazing view we enjoyed one evening this week. It just went on and on in an almost never ending display of fiery beauty. By the way, sunsets are the most photographed subject in the world. I try to resist but I just can’t help myself sometimes!
I hope you enjoy it. As always, your comments are appreciated.
Walking around older Santa Fe neighborhoods (and by older I mean about 400 years old!) there’s no telling what you’re likely to see. The owners of this home have transformed a 19th century buckboard, just like in old Western movies, into a home for some flower pots.