Happy 30th Anniversary – This Time It’s Personal ;-)

“the intent of this
blog
is to incrementally build a body of
thought that works toward integrating various topics, yoga,
fitness, and the arts – it’s a process…” ***


happy 30th anniversary – this time it’s personal
😉
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Intro

The Occasion! today, may day, is
sheila and mine’s 30th anniversary nearly half our lives already! *
Preparation i went back and forth, up
and down, around and back, trying to decide how if when i would
post about this event this is what i decided –

since i don’t have enough digital
pics to do justice to 30 years i’d only post a few, though one is a
compilation of photos i took a photo of!

and, since i have at least four
poems, two by each of us, written over the years, about
anniversaries, i’d post that, 2 of @ by each of us

the “wedding blessing” would work as well,
but it’s already posted 😉

rather than re-word our orignal
poems, especially sheila’s! i’ve opted to just do a short
commentary, making them personal, for us…

i hope ya’ll
enjoy them as much as we have living and creating them 😉 ***

The Poems

all originals by either myself or
sheila short current anniversary-commentary follow each poem

The Photos

also all original though the
details vary, so the photography-detailing, how i played the edges,
ala my post, playing my edge with photography,
variations
, are in the footnotes *

Anniversary

Anniversaries are a
time

of celebrating
and

remembering

all the good
times

and good things.
Of

rejoicing all the
bad

ones
overcome.

Only,
don’t

let it
be

just
today.

Help each
other

celebrate each
other.

Help each
other

remember each
other.

And help
recreate

each other’s
tomorrow

today and
forever.

© 1994-2011 adam light
creations – adan lerma

*

there’s a strong sense of shared-ness
and recognition that, even if not necessary, for enlightenment
surviving or simply existing, we can help each other

actually, knowing it’s a choice,
it means even more i think…

***

Sheila & Adan Nov 2010

[1]

***

This
Anniversary

This anniversary
is

different from the
others.

Not because it’s so many
years –

Not because it marks a
milestone –

Not because we’re
doing

anything special to
celebrate.

This time
something

really clicked

Something we’ve wanted for
so long

happened.

Something brought
us

the closest we’ve ever
been.

Yes, this
anniversary

is really
“something”.

© 1997-2011 adam light
creations / sheila lerma

*

sheila wrote this just because she
wanted to

many of our
poems we’d sell and personalize in the 90’s, were written in
response to requests

this poem was one she said she felt
compelled to write, and says she still can’t quite place the words
as to why this is so

i’ll take her word for it 😉

***

30th Anniversary Collage

30th
Anniversary Collage

[2]

***

First
Anniversary

The vows were
spoken,

the bond was
made

“only” a year
ago.

Since then has come
a

unique
understanding

that only the two of
you

can really
know.

Dreams spun together

Plans forged
ahead

on a path that’s just
begun.

Looking forward to
sharing

many more years of
caring

like this very
special

Year Number
One.

© 1997-2011 adam
light creations / sheila lerma

*

sheila did write this poem in response
to an occasion, i believe our oldest girl’s first wedding
anniversary

yet the
sentiments are those i’ve heard her express to me many a time,
about us

i think she’s
right :

“year number
one” and “year number thirty” –

are but number-markings set
apart

all else remains
the same

the path is
always…

just
beginning…

***

Sheila and Adan Circa 1981

[3]

***

Our Anniversary of
Meeting

I remember the
light

around

and in your
eyes.

I
remember

the quickened
interest

in

my own heart and
eye.

And I remember imagining

in a flash flown by

remembering this, our first
moment,

many many
times

in times then still so far
off.

And I’ll remember all
this

now,
at

our anniversary of
meeting,

as when those dreams
of

future
memories

had begun becoming one,
like us.

© 1995-2011 adam
light creations / adan lerma

*

yea, i know 😉 not a wedding
anniversary writing, but i guess i could argue, when
did we become married, spiritually
anyways 😉

and i
really did imagine, back then, when i first saw her, her shirt’s
laced high collar touching lightly on her neck, auburn light brown
hair pulled back gently across her light skin, that i would
remember this moment in the future, and remember knowing i would
remember then, now

happy 30th anniversary sheila
😉

namaste – con dios
– god be with you

*** poetry series photography series
footnotes
[1] a pic we had someone take of us this past nov
(2011)
besides cropping, i blurred the whole
image, then history brushed our faces back in

most heavy photoshop users know they can adjust
brush size via the bracket key “[“
but if you
don’t, and use photoshop a lot, don’t feel bad, i only found out a
few months ago when i finally got tired of not using a keyboard
shortcut, and did a search via photoshop’s help search
😉
this was kinda fun literally playing with
edges i brought back into focus
a sharpening
swipe on my eyes, and a smudge swipe (or two) on the bags under my
eyes, and wallah! got the focus i wanted!
[2]
sheila loves putting together collages of actual printed
photos, playing with the selection and arrangement

i took advantage of that and grabbed a nice shot of many
of our years together
each photo had its own
light/dark balancing, so i did a gestalt that evened most of the
darkness from the older pics, then bracketed a dodge brush smaller
and larger and back, lightening our faces, followed by swipes with
the sponge tool where the lightening made the faces too
red
dodging the poster board edges around the
various photos gave them a neat spotlight glow i
like
i had the distinct sensation of
feeling that the photos, with that glow around them, plus the
memories and feelings they evoked, were like stars seen at night,
twinkles of light pulling at the heart, only this time, i knew
why…
[3] final photo dates back to
1981, or so
i left the old-time glare-glaze on
the image, rather than removing it, because i felt it enhanced the
sensation of our past
the cigarette was also
left in, to show where i’ve come from – 19 years of smoking since a
late teen, to finally quitting march 1983 – that story will come
😉
i marginally saturated the color,
sharpened and softened and re-sharpend gestaltly, finishing via a
slight pull-back with the fade tool (love that feature)

if ever a doubt what a cutie-pie sheila is, here’s proof
😉
just match it with the first photo 30
years later!


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About Felipe Adan Lerma

A beginner's view : integrating interests in yoga, fitness, and the arts - work in fiction, poetry, and images.
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2 Responses to Happy 30th Anniversary – This Time It’s Personal ;-)

  1. Nancy alder says:

    what a lovely way to celebrate your shared journey! congrats and have a wonderful celebration!!

    Like

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