Sailing into destiny ... closer to the heart ♥

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Is there anything more cliché than this? Well, I'm sure there is but 'heart hands' rank pretty close to the top! This is Rachel with her heart hands, showing her love for the sea and me ♥. As I look at it now, of course I start philosophizing as moms will do. The title is from one of my favorite Rush songs, "Closer to the Heart."

The lyrics to the song, though sparse ... are very powerful. I'm thinking how everyone has their role ... and how Rachel's current role is that of a Corpsman. And also thinking how right this very minute, she is "sailing into destiny."

I hope she finds it.I really do.

A couple of days ago, her ship was underway for a week of training exercises. One of the sailors onboard fell ill and had to be medavaced off the ship to Balboa Hospital in San Diego. She was the Corpsman that accompanied him. It was quite an experience for her!! She is happy to report that the sailor is OK! This is just one example of her journey to find her destiny.


♫ Rush – Closer to the Heart ♫

And the men who hold high places
Must be the ones who start
To mold a new reality
Closer to the heart

The blacksmith and the artist
Reflect it in their art
They forge their creativity
Closer to the heart

Philosophers and ploughmen
Each must know his part
To sow a new mentality
Closer to the heart

You can be the captain
I will draw the chart
Sailing into destiny
Closer to the heart

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  1. Aliwe 36 months ago | reply

    Es más que hermosa!

  2. Gabriel Roybal 35 months ago | reply

    great words to go with a great picture photo

  3. Roger_T 34 months ago | reply

    lovely tones and great idea

  4. rosejones1uk 34 months ago | reply

    This is really beautiful, ove it

  5. Mavis87 33 months ago | reply

    Luv dis pic

  6. lucie.robinson 29 months ago | reply

    Lovely idea, lovely shot.

  7. A@die 29 months ago | reply

    This photo is a good sample in the flickr. It is awarded the flickr Clickx Award!
    award 12
    flickr Clickx (post1 – award 5)
    Please consider posting this photo into this group.

  8. Hirundo.Gen 27 months ago | reply

    Very nice light and tones ! HCS!

    [ via 'Cliche Saturday:Happy New Year' group on flickriver  -- ]

  9. TW Collins 15 months ago | reply

    Very nice to see this on the blog, Trina! xo

  10. Zombiebabies:3 15 months ago | reply

    that's cute. :)

  11. damaged_goods_83 15 months ago | reply

    Lovely colours and tones! Like it!

  12. •Sarah P• 15 months ago | reply

    The Flickr Blog could not have picked a better photo...congrats.

  13. pixelmama 15 months ago | reply

    Thanks so much Todd!! ♥︎

  14. pixelmama 15 months ago | reply

    Thanks so much!

  15. pixelmama 15 months ago | reply

    Thanks Sarah!! So funny to see that old photo pop up! Something else that is funny: I found a photo of Rachel's feet on the AARP website (an actual licensed image ... probably earned $1). I told Rachel maybe she should be a hand & foot model!! Hope you've been well. I've got an email started to you. So sorry I've been so slow in writing back!

  16. Pfish44 15 months ago | reply

    BIG Congrats on the Flickr blog feature, Trina!!! YOU ROCK!!

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