Sunday, June 16, 2019
By ISOsplash

“Tethered Generations...”

Pick a suit... any suit... with clip-on ties from when I was in elementary school to “Madhavan-style” ties you taught me to fold as if it were second nature. I remember that first day you leaned over me and maneuvered those wraps and folds with such precision- looking in the mirror and thinking how cool you looked in those glasses... I wanted to be cool like you one day. Each tug made that neck of the tie so aligned, until the fit had no more room for perfection. It was in those moments where we would attend all of those award ceremonies celebrating you as an entrepreneur that I met the first person in my life with laser focus- the retrospective recognition and newfound respect of hard work. And now with this photograph, sharing the moment of a family foundation legacy that you established to help others leverage laser focus to see new ways to make the world a better place- for this I will always be grateful. Well, that and my tan :) Happy Father’s Day.

 
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
By ISOsplash

“Community Nom Noms”

What a joy it is to witness registered dietitians happily donating their time & expertise to guide myriads of people towards preparing healthy dishes we can all share. Our table quartet contributed a lovely Greek Chickpea Salad (with a garbanzo bean backup option). And I guess first timers such as myself get to wash all the dishes! Pretty good deal for some community nom noms to bring together warm hearts, innovative recipes, and an experience leaving all of us with a greater sense of peace (food coma not included). More information on the Living Well Cancer Resource Center Nutrition Program here: https://livingwellcrc.org/nutrition/

 
Wednesday, May 01, 2019
By ISOsplash

“Lush”

this morning scene
with themes of green
the prairie flowers and wild grass
post days of rain which came to pass
at least in this moment
with an intermittent sun
perhaps in a waltz dance 
with both clouds and chance
and melancholy undone
that red budding romance 
and harmony of spring hues
looking forward to stories shared
with all good company
gathered around
these fallen branches we’ve found
with marshmallows to roast
and good sentiments to toast
because life is a rush
in this spring filled lush...

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© Ramon Nayar. Words. Images. Storytelling. All Rights Reserved.

 
Friday, November 02, 2018
By ISOsplash

“Backyard Bliss”

many a deciduous green
fade to yellows and reds
and everything in between 
brisk mornings to show one’s exhale
and revel at this color palette of calm
with warmth from a bonfire
and good company
who share like minds
for these Midwest seasons-
where the only true constant
is that of change...

© Ramon Nayar. Words. Images. Storytelling. All Rights Reserved.

 
Monday, October 10, 2016
By ISOsplash

"This Tree on this Seed on these Bed of Leaves”

The resemblance of a barren tree etched on an avocado seed made me wonder if even the harvested bounty was celebrating this fall season. Placed now on a bed of leaves bestowed by the sole buckeye that was first to show its festive hues, this non-truncated theme became more impossible to refuse. It’s this relationship of relating thoughts while i’m lost in the taste of homemade guacamole and organic blue corn tortilla chips- with that slight salty taste on my lips and the smell of the autumn air intertwined with a bonfire burning its engine of warmth. I see this tree as it was meant to be a reminder of how even the smallest observations of things up close can compliment that which i love the most which is simply a familiar change to revel in once again…
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© Ramon Nayar. Words. Images. Storytelling. All Rights Reserved.