Weekly Photo Challenge: Humanity

Taos Studio Tour, Galen and Taos artist

Taos Artists’ Studio Tour, Galen and Taos artist

My humanity is bound up in yours,
for we can only be human  together.

~Desmond Tutu~

Lake Michigan, Racine, WI

Lake Michigan, Racine, WI

For I have learned to look on nature,
not as an hour of thoughtless youth,
but hearing oftentimes the still,
sad music of humanity.

~William Wordsworth~

Santa Fe National Forest hiking trail

Santa Fe National Forest hiking trail

We ought to think that we are one of the leaves
of a tree, and the tree is all humanity.
We cannot live without the others,
without the tree.

~Pablo Cassals~

Indian Market, Santa Fe

Indian Market, Santa Fe

We are all cells  in the same
body of humanity.

~Peace Pilgrim~

Folk Art Market, Santa Fe

Folk Art Market, Santa Fe

Love and compassion are necessities,
not luxuries.  Without them
humanity cannot survive.

~Dalai Lama~

Folk Art Market, Santa Fe

Folk Art Market, Santa Fe

If we want to discover the full potential
in our humanity, we need to celebrate
those heartbreaking strengths and
those glorious disabilities we all have.
It is our humanity and all the potential
within that makes us beautiful.

~Aimee Mullins~

Festival Parade, Santa Fe, NM

Festival Parade, Santa Fe, NM

On way or another, we all have to find what
best fosters the flowering of our humanity
in this contemporary life, and
dedicate ourselves to that.

~Joseph Campbell~

Betsy and Hannah at Festivals Weekend, Santa Fe

Betsy and Hannah at Festivals Weekend, Santa Fe

Love is the crowning grace of humanity,
the holiest right of the soul, the golden link
which binds us to duty and truth, the redeeming
principle that chiefly reconciles the heart to life,
and is prophetic of eternal good.

~Petrach~

Girls' Night

Girls’ Night

Each day holds a surprise.  But only if we expect it
can we see, hear and feel it when it comes to us.
Let’s not be afraid to receive each day’s surprise,
whether it comes to us as sorrow or as joy.
It will open a new place in our hearts, a place
where we can welcome new friends and
celebrate for fully our shared humanity.

~Henri Nouwen~

My cousins, Tim & Michael - catching up on 50+ years.

My cousins, Tim & Michael – catching up on 50+ years.

We cannot despair of humanity,
since we are all human beings.

~Albert Einstein~

Artist Studio Tour, Pilar, NM

Artists’ Studio Tour, Pilar, NM

The summer has been a busy one and I didn’t have much time for blogging.  When I saw this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge theme it seemed like the perfect time to get back at it.  These are a sampling of the photos showing my beautiful summer in  The Land Of Enchantment (and Wisconsin).  Enjoying  humanity at its finest.  I am blessed!

 

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4 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Humanity

  1. susan richardson says:

    Great photos!…and a beautiful response to ” humanity”
    Did you use your new camera.?

  2. Betsy says:

    A full summer … and great post! I enjoyed the photo tour and wonderful quotes!

  3. Suellen says:

    Thanks. The photos are a mishmash – new camera, old camera, and my iPhone.

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