Friday, March 1, 2013

Photo-heart connection, number 2


"We have to believe that even the briefest of human connections can heal.
Otherwise, life is unbearable."
- Joss Whedon




I actually started out this morning thinking I had already chosen my photo, but as I was looking for something else, and as I came across this photo from last weekend again, it tugged a little lot harder.

It could be that these girls from my kids high school won the 5A Division III Basketball Championship and are now state bound, playing today, for the chance to play for the state title tomorrow night.  

But really, it's so much more. It's the way they have their arms around each other that just says, we aren't just a group of girls on a team, but we are connected to one another, and we care about each other. Some of them may graduate this year and will go their own way, but the connections that they've made even though they may be brief, mean something, and they will take that with them along the rest of their journey.

Now at 50, I've made many connections on my journey in life, some that have been by choice, and some that have not, and many that were just not long enough. But those connections, all strung together, the good, the bad and the ugly, have to mean something . . . and not just to us, but to the person on the other end of that connection too. 

That quote just rings so true to me, and I'm reminded of the many brief connections, some just fleeting moments in time really, of encounters with strangers who have touched my heart at the very moment it was needed most. But I'm also reminded most of all, that unless I pay attention I may not be the connection that someone else needs when they need it most either.

Love, Kim
XO

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32 comments:

Linda/patchwork said...

Great photo...and, quote.

Good luck to those girls. Win or lose..they'll have great memories of those connections they've made this year.

Deanna said...

What a wonderful photo to represent your Photo-Heart Connection. I am so happy that I have been blessed to be one of your connections!!

kathyinozarks said...

I agree with Deanna, I am so thankful that I found your thew the blog party-I really enjoy your posts and photos so much-hugs

The Sage Butterfly said...

A wonderful photo that communicates so much...perfect! We do make so many connections through this life--some permanent, some temporary. I am grateful for all of them. A fantastic post. And each time I visit your blog, I gasp at that header...so very lovely.

Kathryn said...

Beautiful post Kim and I love the way you talk about connections in all their forms. It was strange because I was just on the phone to my sister in the UK talking about the very same thing before getting online and reading your blog. I always find it interesting that friends are often there during a period of our live and then ebb away. I am also blown away by the connections with strangers that make me richer or better for it in some way.

Brenda said...

What a beautiful moment captured. And a great quote from one of my favorite directors.

Patty said...

Your photo is wonderful and I love your thoughts about it.

Sarah Huizenga said...

Touching moment. High school should have those special moments.

Jeanne said...

Great shot and love your thoughts on connection!

Rosemary Reflectionsofmyworld said...

team work and spirit, what a wonderful photo heart connection

Tina´s PicStory said...

great pic! :)

http://vivhalliwell.com said...

So great the photo symbolises so much ...

Sherri B. said...

What a heartfelt photo...and your thoughts on this are so touching (and true). Lovely!

Linda R said...

I just love that photo. It reminds me of when my daughter belong to a soccer team. Such good memories.

I hope they did well..

Hugs~

Susan said...

Awwww. What a lovely post. I too am 50, so I know what you mean. I've never been hung up on turning to the next decade-sort of without thinking, but 50 wasn't hard, it was thought provoking. I hear ya.
I too like this image. I think women have the unique ability to create those bonds and connections, that most men don't seem to get. They get other stuff, but I feel this is a little gem about being a woman.
I bet is this were a boys team they'd be throwing towels in the air, pulling their jerseys out in a boastful manner, and high fiving. They're definitely missing out.
Good luck at states. Hope they have success, but my father says he learned more about life and self by losing than winning when playing football years ago.

ayjay said...

This is lovely! I have often wished, since becoming an 'adult' that it were easier to find those communities of other women that are somewhat readily available in school and college. Have you read The Red Tent? I was actually almost jealous of the sisterhood experienced by the women during their monthly retreat into the tent. Silly, I know, but.. having moved around so much it's something I've missed.

It's lovely to see that the girls have found that sisterhood. I wish them much success, and learning from not-success. :)

Ruth said...

Great quote there, always gotta respect the guy who created Buffy ;) and a beautifully strong image, we all need our connections.

Kat Sloma said...

You are right, there is such a strong connection in this. At first I noticed the arms around each other, but then I noticed how their hands are intertwined as well. It reads depth to me - not just surface connection, but with intention. Thank you for sharing in the Photo-Heart Connection. I'm glad you followed your heart to this one!

Deborah Tisch said...

This is such a wonderful post, a fabulous photo heart connection. I love the arms and how they touch and weave in and out. Such a bond of friendship...captured so beautifully.

seabluelee said...

Kim, what a great image for PHC! Like Kat, I notice the entwined fingers, too. The solidarity of the connection they share is visible to all. I love your composition, too. This was a great capture.
~Lee

stephanievarno said...

Great photo, and wonderful quote!

Cathy H. said...

Wonderful image and such a thought provoking post! Life is about connections and some of those we cherish forever! I'm glad we have a connection, I enjoy coming to visit you!

Paula said...

A wonderful photo, beautifully composed and holding such sheer joy...and a thoughtful reflective post!

Sandra said...

Connections are connections and they take on the importance we give to them. Finally, each connection has its own special role to play.
Great shot which goes so well with the words you use here in you in your photo-heart connection for February.

Marilyn said...

Love this photo and the deep connections that it portrays. Grateful for reminders of all of the connections we often take for granted.

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love this! I do a lot of sports photography and love capturing the emotion of the game.
Great choice.
Rinda

Michele Matucheski said...

Great capture, and a great quote to go with it. These shared experiences are moving not only for the players on the field, but also for the fans who get to witness it. Thanks for sharing.

Kelly said...

Oh...congrats to the girls....and that quote is simply wonderful.

gina said...

A wonderful essay on connections, which you photo illustrates so well! The older I get, the more important connections are to me. Beautiful photo-heart selection.

Jessica said...

Beautiful quote and a wonderful picture too -- so how did they do? I hope they won but if not, I'm sure the memories of working together and accomplishing what they did will outlast the disapointment. What a great PHC! : )

Zena said...

Oh... this is an amazing photo-heart connection. Love the photo, all those arms and hands together convey a powerful message about the meaning of a group, but also about being young

Carolyn Phillips said...

I think this photo says so much, and shows a deep connection for those girls, but also illustrates so beautifully what connection can be.

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