What will you reflect upon?

Reflections by Natasha Brosius (Tamara's daughter)
Reflections by Natasha Brosius (Tamara’s daughter)

Welcome to Reflection Week!

REFLECTION – a thought occurring in consideration or meditation; careful or long consideration or thought

Tamara shares a photo by her daughter this week, about which she said, “Every time she picks up the camera she sees something really fresh and interesting!

I agree! This photo draws you in, compelling you to take a closer look. I love that.

Tamara said, When I look at this picture I reflect on myself as a mother… taking a computer-break… And of course she sees herself too; a budding photographer?”

What I think is great about this is it the photo encourages each of them to slow down and consider what they might see. Pausing, if only for a moment.

January takes time to do the same with the moon:

Reflected light
by January Handl

Looking toward the
full-faced moon,
considering all its history
of romance and mystery
in the hearts and minds
of the human soul,

No words can be the
illuminating symbols
that truly conveys
its suchness–
only a frail and fallible finger
pointing in that
general direction.

Yet the light we receive
from its daring capture
and reflection of
the radiant rays
from the brilliantly burning orb
that makes life possible,

this less-bright light
that our bodies’ eyes can withstand,
by its quietude and cyclic change
by its steadfast love
of its mirrored day-twin
nurtures consciousness by
which we can know
in the beauty
of our earthly limits.


And what about you? Can you take a moment and reflect on the moon too? Or your child, or your dreams or your roles in earthly consciousness?

Can you take that moment and stretch it to a “Long Consideration or thought?” Can you move from pause to actual reflection?

This is what we shall concern ourselves with this week. How often do we race through our days without even a pause? This week our bliss initiative is to take time for reflection.

Go ahead, how about now? What will you reflect upon?


Tamara and January are here each Monday to help set the mood for the week!

Tamara Magnitsky

My mission is fulfilling a lifelong desire to be a creative professional making a positive difference in the lives of those I encounter. Photographing unique personalities in a fun and relaxed environment. To challenge myself creatively, listen deeply and take a damn good picture.
See Tamara’s photography on her Facebook Page.



January Handl

January Handl is first and always a mother, has been a preschool teacher and parent educator for 25 years. She is currently lives in Aptos California AND simply in awe of existence.

She calls her photo “hot tub bliss”  🙂

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