Moment By Moment

Photo taken by contributor Liz Gilbert, a 28-year-old graphic arts student who resides in North Canton, Ohio. 15 years ago, Liz was diagnosed with Schizoaffective Disorder after her first hospital stay. Since then, Liz has survived suicide and self-harm, but it has been seven years since her last major episode.

About this photo: “I have a fascination with the ocean. During sunrise at the Outer Banks, I noticed a little bird called a Sandpiper. They follow the waves as they rush in and out to forage for food. Perfectly timed, they never get washed away. I recently read a book that stated, “Deal with life as it comes, moment by moment.”  The dangerous life of the sandpiper could be viewed as risky or intelligent. Either way, they know what they’re doing and I hope I can take a note from the little bird.”

Find more from Liz at her website.


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17 thoughts on “Moment By Moment

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  1. This photo, this subject, and this title seem so well married to me. One moment, this sandpiper (which I’m guessing is a Sanderling) could have his/her feet wet as the surf moves in, a moment later, in dark, dry sand or, a someplace in between. It seems it is also the way when dealing with mental health issues…waiting for conditions to change within us, which can be very difficult, if you hate when your feet are wet. Take care Liz.

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  2. Wonderful photo and an explanation I had not known but will now understand. In fact, Liz, do you know that another Liz (Elizabeth Taylor) made a movie called the Sandpiper and now, your explanation of the bird’s behavior makes that title and that movie more understandable. The movie would be considered campy now, I suppose, but I believe it was well received and considered quite daring and powerful in its day.

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