Monday, January 28, 2013

Soul Whispers - Live Better Stories

It is my belief that messages from the universe speak to me and remind me of something that is inside of me. When I first see them, I often don't even know what is really being advertised. Instead, the message conjure emotions or thoughts relating to something that is going on within me; in my heart, in my mind, in my soul. I see them on billboards, in magazines, store windows, church plaques...everywhere.

I secretly call them soul whispers.

The messages are all around us


We all have a story to share.

How you see your world is unique 
and therefore your interpretation
is yours and yours alone.

I believe that it is important to share your story.

You can do it, like me, through a blog.
Maybe you share your story through your children.
Maybe you've written a book, 
painted pictures, 
made a movie, 
written a diary...

I saw this sign in a store window recently
 and it made me wonder if my story was good enough.

Parts of my 44 years
 (yes, as of today 44 - where does the time go) 
have been an adventure. 
More exciting, scary, and wonderful than I could have ever dreamed.

I moved from a town of 5,000 people (my home town) 
to Manhattan with a fiance 
who months later was no longer my fiance and I chose to stay.

Yes, I chose to stay - I needed to embrace the city and I did it alone.
It was the biggest leap that I've made so far.
I've been here for twelve years. 
It changed my story in a big way.

I've discovered my creativity beyond my camera 
during the past 18 months and you've been a part of that story.

I reconnected with the love of my life (we dated back when I was 19) 
all because of the internet.
I took a huge leap and contacted him out of the blue 10 years ago.
And, guess what, he has been my SuperMan now for 5 or 6 years, 
we lost count.
It is like time stood still - he is my everything.

There are so many things that make up my story.
And, I believe that the little things define a person's story more 
than the big life changing things, like I mentioned above...

Coffee in the quiet of the morning.
Walks in the park to embrace nature.
Autumn is my favorite time of year because of the colors.
Flowers make me smile and remind of my Mom and Gram.
I love sand between my toes.
I would be happy to never wear shoes again.
The sun makes me smile.
If it is going to be cold out then I want there to be snow.
The purr of a cat will lull me to sleep.
I love to watch people.
I eavesdrop - so easy to do in this city.
I can sit for hours and listen to live music.
I still love to hold hands.
Little kids fill me with joy.

Hmmm, I think I have a really great story 
but I'll work each day at making it better.

Live Better Stories

Tell me a little about your story... 


  1. Your wonderful sense of style come through in your writing as well as your images, and I enjoyed every word of this wonderful post... happy birthday and hope that superman helped you to celebrate in style!!!
    T xx

  2. oh dear Lori... you are 44?! Are you fucking serious?!? You look 25 at the MOST! I really enjoyed reading this and learned a bit more about you... love it. Your writing is as beautiful as your artwork and photography. i'm really late with catching up with so many blogs, but i just had to comment on this. Hope you're doing well these days. xox


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