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In Age, Alberta, Black and White Photography, Body, Buddhist philosophical concepts, by Hedy Bach, Canada, Emotion, Foto, FujiX100s, Hedy Bach Photography, Imagemaker, Lifestyle, Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi, Photography, Reflection, Truth, Women and Fiction, Writing on 2016/06/19 at 05:00

According to Buddha

Suffering is a good teacher to those who are quick and willing to learn from it. But it becomes a tyrant to those who resist and resent.

Hedy Bach Photography

june 19, 2016
dearest dad

it’s father’s day. you’re in the foothills hospital. you’ve been in care with alberta health services since march 17th 2016…

and the…

professor of neurosurgery said
“your father is as strong as a bull…”
i said
wrong

nurse practitioner said
“your father doesn’t need to return to our clinic…”
i said
wrong

md looking at x-ray said
“it’s on the wrong side…your father was prematurely released by a resident doctor without looking at the tests…i’m sorry…”
i said
wrong

clinical and surgical assistant said
“your father will need a ‘relocation’ surgery…”
i said
wrong

md said
“your father will have another 5 years…”
i said
wrong

clinical and surgical assistant said
“here’s my personal number i’ll check on your father every day…”
i said
wrong

nurse said
“if you want to see a doctor from the adult hydrocephalus clinic i suggest you come before their rounds…anytime after 6am…”
i said
wrong

nurse said
“why are you here?…so sorry…”
i said
wrong

food server points at the breakfast tray and said
“here’s your father’s breakfast
i said
wrong

resident doctor said
“oh really?…i’ll make sure the team’s nurse practitioner is here at 10am…”
i said
wrong

nurse said
“well no one from the team can meet you now…sorry…”
i said
wrong

patient care manager said
“write or phone in your concerns about what has happened to your father to our patient relations department…again, i’m so sorry…”
i said
wrong

nurse practitioner said
“does your father walk?…”
i said
wrong

nurse said
“oh your father will be in long term care…”
i said
wrong

nurse practitioner said
“your father will use the elevator when he leaves here…”
i said
wrong

nurse practitioner said
“your father had another stroke last week…the team came in…so let’s do another stunt study…then we’ll get a geriatrician…ok?”
i said
wrong

caretaker said
how’s your papa?

i cry*

i said
wrong (too long)

by the wrong means
it was the wrong plan
in the wrong hands
the wrong theory
the wrong questions
with the wrong replies
wrong
wrong

***

day #90 (2 months and 29 days),  Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta June 2016.

(* for my Father, Mother, and sister)

4th 72-gonal Number

In Alberta, Alberta landscapes, by Hedy Bach, Emotion, FujiX100s, Landscape, Writing on 2015/12/30 at 05:00

According to Buddha

Any opportunity that comes to your life is your own creation; it does not come of itself, nor by chance ‘good luck’. Opportunity is either created now, or has been created at some time in the near or distant past, by your own rightly guided will. If you see no opportunity now, create one by your will, which is divine instrument within you. Say, ‘I will do everything for myself with my own will, which is a reflection in me of Divine Will.’ Act on this truth, and opportunity will come to you.

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you’ve got the music in you
don’t let go
you’ve got the music in you
one dance left
this world is gonna pull through
don’t give up
you’ve got a reason to live
can’t forget
we only get what we give

***

Edmonton, Alberta ~ North Saskatchewan River ~ December 2015.

base 10 equivalant of 475 in base 8

In Alberta, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Edmonton, Emotion, Landscape, Learning, Photography, Reflection, sloppy buddhist, Story, Women and Fiction, Writing on 2014/12/21 at 07:00

According to Buddha

Existence is illusion. Understand, and go beyond. 

hedy bach photography

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cold-hearted orb
that rules the night
removes the colours
from our sight
red is gray and
yellow, white
but we decide
which is right
and
which is an illusion

***

Edmonton, MillCreek Ravine ~ December 2014

Dewey Decimal class for science & religion

In Age, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Emotion, Learning, Lifestyle, Outsider view, Photography, Reflection, sloppy buddhist, Story, Street photography, Travel, Truth, Women's independence, Writing on 2013/12/01 at 13:00

according to Buddha

He whose inflowing thoughts are dried up, who is unattached to food, whose 
dwelling place is an empty and imageless release…the way of such a person is 
hard to follow, like the path of birds through the sky.

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free as a bird
it’s the next best thing to be
free as a bird

home, home and dry
like a homing bird I’ll fly
as a bird on wings

***

Istanbul, Turkey ~Pigeon friendly rescue at the Spice Market ~ September 2013

11 · 19

In Age, Body, Emotion, Learning, Lifestyle, Photography, Reflection, sloppy buddhist, Story, Street photography, Travel, Truth, Women and Fiction, Words of music, Writing on 2013/10/27 at 17:21

according to Buddha

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.

hedy bach photography ~  FujiFilm X100 ~ walking ~ Istanbul ~ 5

hedy bach photography ~  FujiFilm X100 ~ Adana Turkey ~ 1

hedy bach photography ~  FujiFilm X100 ~ Adana Turkey ~

hedy bach photography ~  FujiFilm X100 ~ Adana Turkey ~ 2

anyone who’s ever had a dream
anyone who’s ever played a part
anyone who’s ever been lonely
and anyone who’s ever split apart

***

Adana and Istanbul, Turkey ~ September 2013

number of bones in the typical adult human body

In Age, Art, Body, Emotion, FujiFilm X100, Learning, Lifestyle, Photography, Reflection, sloppy buddhist, Story, Street photography, Travel, Truth, Women and Fiction, Women's independence, Words of music, Writing on 2013/10/21 at 09:00

according to Buddha

Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment.

hedy bach photography ~  FujiFilm X100 ~ old Amsterdam ~ 2

hedy bach photography ~  FujiFilm X100 ~ old Amsterdam ~ 8

hedy bach photography ~  FujiFilm X100 ~ old Amsterdam ~ 10

hedy bach photography ~  FujiFilm X100 ~ old Amsterdam ~ 9

hedy bach photography ~  FujiFilm X100 ~ old Amsterdam ~ 1

i was looking for a breath of life
a little touch of heavenly light
but all the choirs in my head sang,
no oh oh

***

Amsterdam, The Netherlands ~ 09-2013

number of Monopoly dollars for a player passing Go

In Emotion, FujiFilm X100, Humour, Learning, Lifestyle, Reflection, sloppy buddhist, Story, Street photography, Travel, Words of music, Writing on 2013/09/29 at 14:00

according to Buddha

Loving-kindness means you want all beings to be well and happy. Not just people you know and like, but all beings – including strangers, people that annoy you, even animals. 

hedy bach photography ~ Fijifilm X100 ~ London ~ dog 3

hedy bach photography ~ Fijifilm X100 ~ London ~ dog ~ 2

hedy bach photography ~ Fijifilm X100 ~ London ~ dog

i love my dog as much as i love you
but you may fade, my dog will always come through.

***

London, England ~ walking in Hyde Park ~ September 2013.

Right Stuff’s minute running time

In Age, Art, Body, Books, Buddha, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Emotion, Feminisms, feminist theory, Learning, Music, Photography, Reflection, sloppy buddhist, Story, Travel, Truth, Women and Fiction, Women's independence, Words of music, Writing on 2013/08/04 at 08:00

according to Buddha

A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another. If these minds love one another the home will be as beautiful as a flower garden. But if these minds get out of harmony with one another it is like a storm that plays havoc with the garden.

hedy bach photography ~ Sloppy Buddhist ~ mobile photography ~ flower ~ 1

hedy bach ~ herstorical scan ~ oma van der velde ~ 2

hedy bach photography ~ Sloppy Buddhist ~ mobile photography ~ flower ~ 7

hedy bach ~ herstorical scan ~ oma van der velde ~ 1

whippoorwill’s singing
soft summer breeze
makes me think of my baby 

***

Edmonton, Alberta ~ August 2013

2008 Highway movie

In Alberta, Edmonton, Emotion, Feminisms, feminist theory, FujiFilm X100, Music, Photography, Reflection, sloppy buddhist, Story, Street photography, Truth, Women and Fiction, Women's independence, Words of music, Writing on 2013/07/31 at 08:00

according to Buddha

Thus shall ye think of this fleeting world:
A star at dawn, a bubble in a stream;
A flash of lightning in a summer cloud;
A flickering lamp, a phantom, and a dream.

hedy bach photography ~ FUJI x100  ~ edmonton whyte ave. ~ girls

hedy bach photography ~ FUJI x100 ~ SLOPPYBUDDHIST ~ Kamloops ~ 1

hedy bach photography ~ FUJI x100  ~ edmonton whyte ave. ~ ppl and dogs

hedy bach photography ~ FUJI x100 ~ SLOPPYBUDDHIST ~ edmonton streets ~ b&w

you were a child…crawling on your knees toward it…making momma so proud

but your voice is too loud

we like to watch you laughing…you pick the insects off plants

no time to think of consequences

 

***

streets of Edmonton, Alberta & Kamloops, British Columbia ~ summer 2013

sum of its divisors equals 131

In Age, Alberta, Body, Books, Canada, Edmonton, Emotion, Feminisms, feminist theory, FujiFilm X100, Landscape, Learning, Lifestyle, Music, Organizing, Photography, Reflection, sloppy buddhist, Story, Street photography, Truth, Women and Fiction, Women's independence, Words of music, Writing on 2013/07/20 at 09:00

according Buddha

Like a lotus flower that grows out of the mud and blossoms above the muddy water surface, we can rise above our defilements and sufferings of life.

hedy bach photography ~ FUJI x100  ~ edmonton T park ~ 5

hedy bach photography ~ FUJI x100  ~ edmonton T park ~ 3

hedy bach photography ~ FUJI x100  ~ edmonton T park ~ 4

i’m bare-feet in the mud
ola e, ola e

***

Edmonton, Alberta ~ Terwillegar Park ~ July 2013

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