Smile My Heart,Smile~Louise c. Fryer

Smile My Heart Smile ©2012 Louise c. Fryer

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Living Life with Compassion

DimmiThis is life © Nicolino Sapio

The Quiet Heart Views

The World through Empty Windows

Hoping to Be Seen.

~N.R. 7.8.11

ForeverIn the center of  the world © Nicolino Sapio

At the World’s Center

Stands a Child Waiting for Love

to Transform Darkness.

~N.R. 7.8.11

Nicolino Sapio and children of Arusha

 The photos you see above were taken by Nicolino Sapio in Arusha, a city in Northern Tanzania as part of a project to raise funds for, a highly respected and well established charity organization that helps children in 26 countries, who are in great need. “Compassion International exists as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled adults.” 

One very satisfying way that you may connect with these children and donate to this worthy cause is to sponsor a child in need. Children in African countries, in particular, suffer the loss of parents to HIV/AIDS, and many children are left without food, medical help or care. By sponsoring a child, you can maintain a continued connection with that child and know his or her progress in the program. You may find information on how to become a sponsor Here also offers a program to Meet Critical Needs such as: health and medical, educational, and disaster relief and stability needs. A one-time or monthly donation can be made to this program to help many children. You may find out more about how to help Here.

Peace and Light,

Noelle Renee

Linked to Haiku My Heart. For More wonderful Haikus Please visit rebecca at Recuerda mi Corazon. Rebecca is one of the most compassionate people I know

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Love’s Journey

Mother & Child ~ Himba tribal group Namibia, Africa
 ©2003-2007Alastair McNaughton
Photographer Notes:  A young Himba woman from Northern Namibia, Africa nurtures a small child.
The minute I heard my first love story,

I started looking for you, not knowing
how blind that wastrans. by Coleman Barks

Sultry ~ Himba tribal group Namibia, Africa © 2003-2007
Alastair McNaughton Photographer. 
Photographer’s Notes:  A Himba woman from Northern Namibia, Africa.

Your love lifts my soul from the body to the sky
And you lift me up out of the two worlds.
I want your sun to reach my raindrops,
So your heat can raise my soul upward like a cloud.
From Thief of Sleep
trans. by Shahram Shiva
About - Alastair McNaughton
Australian Photographer
Alastair McNaughton's passions are people, travel and photography. Born in England in 1949, he now resides in Fremantle in Western Australia (just south of Perth WA).
Alastair's love of travel and getting to know indigenous peoples culture has led him all over the world.
Photography is the perfect medium for Alastair's creativity and has led to many major photographic awards & prizes.

Alastair McNaughton
Photographic Equipment
The Cameras used for the Photography presented in these Original Photographic Art Prints were NIKON F3 & FM2 with prime lenses 24mm/ 35mm/ 105mm Nikkor lenses.
The film stock used is T-Max 100asa & 400asa.
Alastair doesn't work with a flash, preferring natural light. As a photographer, he practices extreme patience and uses film sparingly, awaiting opportunities to capture an experience perfectly.

~ Images Posted With Kind Permission of the Photographer.
~linked to Postcards from Paradise with Recuerda mi Corazon.