May We Find The Grace Images of Beauty … Some In Rough Places

May We Find The Grace Images of Beauty … Some In Rough Places

“To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance.

To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you.

To seek joy in the saddest places.

To pursue beauty to its lair.

To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple.

To respect strength, never power.

Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away.

And never, never to forget.”

~ Arundhati Roy

 

Tamara's Eye ~ Bern Switzerland ~ Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

Tamara’s Eye ~ Bern Switzerland ~ Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

Lisa Looks To The Sky ~ Oaxaca Mexico ~ Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

Lisa Looks To The Sky ~ Oaxaca Mexico ~ Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

Daniel After The War Core Witness ~ Santa Fe New Mexico Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

Daniel After The War ~ Core Witness ~ Santa Fe New Mexico Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

Krishna & Radha ~ Girls ~ Kerala India ~ Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

Krishna & Radha ~ Girls ~ Kerala India ~ Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

Poem On A Door After Katrina ~ New Orleans ~ Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

Poem On A Door After Katrina ~ New Orleans ~ Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

Hansi ~ Om Prayer Ocean ~ Marin California ~ Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

Hansi ~ Om Prayer Ocean ~ Marin California ~ Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

Beautiful Heart ~ Elder Woman Tsunami Relief Camp ~ Kerala India ~ Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

Beautiful Heart ~ Elder Woman Tsunami Relief Camp ~ Kerala India ~ Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

Karen's Hands With Stitches & Butterfly ~ Santa Fe New Mexico ~ Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

Karen’s Hands With Stitches & Butterfly ~ Santa Fe New Mexico ~ Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

Zoé's Flower ~ Santa Fe New Mexico ~ Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

Zoé’s Flower ~ Santa Fe New Mexico ~ Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

This has been a hard week in the collective. Times have always been hard for so many, and yet there is always beauty. 

May we look of the Grace in ourselves & each other in this rare & nuanced life. 

Om Shani Om {Om Peace Om} ~ Jennifer Esperanza

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