Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Burnt Cove, Deer Isle, Maine

Sometimes in life we find ourselves in the midst of major controversy and upheaval. I found myself there these past few weeks. 
Some days I ask God why. Others days I say to God I will endure. Each day brings a new beginning and a hope for a better day.

When I seek strength and courage, I oftentimes look back at better days. And today I found refuge in a familiar place,
where I spent a good deal of time one midday in the Summer of 2008 capturing several images of this beautiful place called Burnt Cove, 
on remote Deer Isle, in Down East Maine.

My dream is to get back to Maine this year. Yet, I have a daunting task ahead of me.
I will find the strength and courage I am looking for, as I know it is within me.
The problem is whether I can find a way to help those around me better understand.

I realize more each day this is a difficult task to achieve . . . to find understanding.
This is where I find myself today. This is where I remind myself to step softly and pray for grace. 

And there it is . . . my resolution I made nonchalantly at the start of this new year. 
To be more kind and graceful. 
I have come full circle. 

Knowing I can be strong and courageous. 
Praying that I can find the grace to help others better understand.

How amazing life can be.  One can find what one needs from within.
But one cannot always find the words to help others better understand.

Thank you for allowing me to share this with you today.
You, my dear friends and followers, are also my refuge. ENJOY!


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you ever so much for your kind words.

  2. Carol, I think most of us have upheaval at some time in our lives, and to be brave, when we share with others, admit our fears, wonder if we really are right in our decisions, you are courageous beyond words, and sharing today your heart-felt words means so much to me, as I, and Hugh too, struggle with his pain and disability. May I find strength and courage and faith like yours. Hugs, Jean.

  3. What a lovely view!

  4. keep encouraged, you will return to Maine.

    beautiful image.

  5. Best whishes at the events unfold.

    I hope you can get up to the Atlantic North East this year!

  6. What a lovely harbor... So pittoresque...