Saturday, September 25, 2010

Weathered Beauty


Her eyes captured me. They tell a story of a life. High in the rainforest village of Panama, this Ngobe woman shares a glance of weathered beauty. Its as if the lines weave together her tapestry of what she has seen, the wisdom she has gleaned, the life she has lived.

Saturday posts, simply taking a moment to revisit photos taken from my side of the lens. Reflecting back on memories, medical outreaches to impoverished indigenous villages with rain beating down. An elderly woman reaching out for treatment, her photo reaches me.

Someday, I hope that my portrait captures weathered beauty and tells a story. A story chalk full of love, passion, living boldly, and maybe even a few gray hairs.

17 comments:

Denise said...

Believe me sweetie, every line on your beautiful face can, and will tell the story of Jesus's love. Blessings to you always.

Tashmica said...

I always hope that I will look like my Grandmother. Her face reminds me of so many good and wise things.

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

Ahhh to have the wisdom and depth of a woman who has lived a life reliant on her GOD! My dream :-)

Resting in His love today!

Hugs sweet friend!
Jill

Stuff could always be worse said...

Wow, such a great photo. So right her eyes tell a story. Beautiful
kim

Shonni said...

What a beautiful post and beautiful picture. Yes, each life tells a story...

Linda said...

There is so much beauty here Sara. I am rapidly working my way to such a face and begin to be thankful for every line and wrinkle the Lord etches.

Treasures Evermore said...

What a BEAUTIFUL photo....I love her eyes, they tell stories...oh to sit and listen to her life's stories.

Thank you for this post.

Have a great weekend friend.

Debbie Doughty said...

Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life. Proverbs 16:31

I think wrinkles probably count too!

blessedmomto8 said...

BEAUTIFUL!

richies said...

Awesome colorful portrait!!

An Arkies Musings

Connie Arnold said...

This picture captures weathered beauty, wisdom, the story of a long life. Your portrait will certainly tell a beautiful story!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Beautiful...and my hearts cry is the same as yours...to show Jesus!
I recently posted a tongue and cheek, silly post on aging at 49, but the truth is I hope I reflect inner beauty more than outward beauty....your testimony already does that and makes your portrait beautiful!

Kimmie said...

A beautiful photo of a life that has seen much, may she know the love of Jesus.

Kimmie
mama to 8
one homemade and 7 adopted

The dB family said...

This is beautiful! I pray my portrait does the same.

Thank you for stopping by my blog!

Blessings!
Deborah

Manda said...

I hope my life tells that same story...
This is beauty at it's finest!

Caitlin said...

Beautiful!

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier this month! It doesn't get updated much while I'm in school, but hopefully I'll write again soon! I'll stop by again soon, your blog seems very refreshing! :)

Jewels of My Heart said...

Beautiful.... my heart's desire is to one day have the beauty of the reflection of Jesus...
Thank you for sharing her story...
In Him,
Daleea