Vacations are a time of rest, refreshment, regrouping, regeneration, renewal, restoration, reuniting. A time to reconnect with old friends

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And new ones

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IMG_0471.JPGAnd IMG_0295.JPG renewing promises to ourselves and to our family and friends.

Learning new things and new thoughts

IMG_0411.JPG and realizing that, no matter what, no matter how tangled, complicated, mundane or jaded things become there is a new opportunity with each new day

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to reconnect with our childlike dreams, our impressions, our perceptions

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and remember what we love, what makes us alive, happy, connected to our first love

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and to shine from the inside again.

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Statuary photographs taken at Brookgreen Gardens, Pawley’s Island, SC.