High definition Photography and Graphic arts by Paulette L Motzko
Written by Paulette L Motzko
Copyright June 2015
June 27th, 2015 at 2:39 p.m.
As promised, a much better photo of me taken by my friend John who is a waiter at the Grand Cafe at Red Rock Casino Resort.
Taken on my dear friend’s 50th birthday….still with the awkward fiberglass splint up the back of my leg and underneath it!
After wearing a fiberglass splint on my left ankle and foot since the 10th of May and then having a large heavy boot stuck on my foot from Valley Hospital 2 days ago, I took my shower last night with both feet on the shower matt and tested my ankle out; I have absolutely no pain in my ankle and full range of motion in my ankle.
I just have a tiny tiny bit of pain in one of my toes which is nothing to be able to be wearing a Frankenstein boot for. After much writing and walking my left toe hurt enough to take one 600 mg tablet of Ibuprofin.
I walk normally now though and am nearly pain free, not requiring the cane and my life can resume again without hobbling around in slow motion.
I think for all good purposes; my foot is fine.
I’m going to go back and resume everything I did before and Lasagna is gonna be cooked up in my little kitchen for me to split with my dear friend David Rayburn. It is hard for him to cook in a wheelchair and it gives him so much joy and me too-knwing he has something great, delicious, Italian, homemade with TLC.
My Italian BIGA (starter) is on the counter waiting to make artisan bread from Como, Italy.
I’m so happy I have two legs again. Sometimes we don’t need to understand everything in this world. I only know I was very disgruntled yesterday and wondered if God forgot about me and said “if you are a compassionate God let Live and compassion rain down on me and health. Wealth and love.”
You know you have to consider the source of what people tell and discern if yoy think they are lies or truth.
I knew that when I took that boot off last night and I took a shower- the first shower I’ve been able to take with both feet on the ground, without bandages or a splint on my legs or having to put a bag on my leg when I shower…..
I looked in shock as i mived mt ankle around having full motion and no pain. I ASKED MYSELF, why the heck am I wearing this dumb thing? I wasn’t married to rocket scientist for nothing when I realized I had no pain whatsoever in my ankle and was able to move it I knew the injury was not anywhere near what they thought or else it healed in the month.
I am still still taking kwgal action against RTC for turning me down for para- transit service, but I won’t have to be I won’t have to wait to live life.
I don’t know what happened last night only that I said some of the biggest prayers that I have ever said my life.
I’m able minded and wsnted to be able bodied again so I can walk to bus stops that get me all over Las Vegas.
I couldn’t be happier and I know that people all over the world are praying for me, just like you all prayed for a miraculous recovery for my left wrist, and it healed.
You are the people who inspire me, touch me, enflame my heart and ignite my soul.
I know my Christian friends are praying for me and all those prayers combined together can heal and can make a difference.
Thank you again for your support that you’ve been over the last two and a half years with Totally Inspired Mind. I’d spent the last two and a half weeks just trying to get in to see a specialist and the medical system is really bad in Nevada.
The doctors and hospitals have a really low quality of care unlike California where I grew up.
I will go some place and get my foot and ankle x-rayed again and I make you a bet when the X rays come out it will show that my foot is healed.
Written by Paulette Motzko
Images created by Paulette L Motzko, Copyright 2015
Copyright, May 22nd 2015
Updated May 23, 2015
Nature arms each man with some faculty which enables him to do easily some feat impossible any other . – Ralph Waldo Emerson
What can you do that nobody else can do is your unique tell it?
Share the gift that you feel God gave you in the comment box.
Written by Paulette L Motzko
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Photography by Paulette L Motzko
Copyright April 2015
My new found friend had this soon to grace the walls of her new place. I saw it and loved it and had to share it with the world and you, my readers.
Who is the head of your home?
What would others be listening to, if they eavesdropped?
What kind of blessing do you say at each meal?
Paulette L Motzko
June 6th, 2014
Image taken by Paulette L Motzko
Click on the link to read the poem by Paulette Le Pore Motzko and post which goes with the beautiful, majestic mountain picture created by my friend Nicola, otherwise known as BloggingGirl.
I hope you enjoy our first collaboration.
To The World With Love
Paulette Le Pore Motzko
This is an English translation by Thomas Cleary from the book called “The Essential Koran” The Heart of Islam.
An Introductory Selection of Readings from the Qur’an.
I remember looking at selected passages from the Koran in Honors English with Mrs. Covington telling us it was “poetry”, but it is really so much more.
If you haven’t picked up the book before, I would highly suggest it.
You don’t have to be from Islam to derive benefit from it.
Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Extol the name of your Lord,
who has created
and given proportion,
who has directed
who has brought forth pasture
and turned it into brown straw.
We will make you recite
so you will not forget
except what God wills.
For God knows the apparent
and the concealed.
And We ease you
into what is most easy:
If reminder avails.
The God-fearing will be reminded,
but the most wretched will turn aside,
those who enter the greatest fire,
where they neither die nor live.
Happy are those
who have purified themselves
and remember the name of their Lord
But if you prefer the life of the world,
Though the Hereafter is better
And more lasting.
This is, in fact,
in the books of the ancients,
the books of Abraham and Moses.
Photography by Nick F. Belman
“The Promise of God: As Vibrant, Glorious, Beautiful and Manifested as His Brushstrokes in the Sky.” Mena Habeeb, Writer & Photographer.
My dear friend Mena is a such an intelligent, sensitive and sweet young man. He must have known I needed to be cheered up today. He sent me this photo on my phone accompanied by his inspiring words.
I didn’t realize, until texting him about the many things I have done, since he and I saw one another at our Starbucks we go to, that I had done so much and there was so much I was working on. So many “irons in the fire” I am waiting for the bonfire to burn from my dedicated efforts.
Thank you Mena for making enabling me to see the light, and think and reflect on the things I should be smiling about, which are many.
Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Written by Mena Habeeb and Paulette L. Motzko
Photography by Mena Habeeb
Monday, January 27th, 2014
“I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn’t need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.” – Henry Ford
What experience have you gone through recently where you know your prayers were answered?
Photography by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Written by Paulette L. Motzko
My friend Brother Carl Frye go all the way back to high school years. He writes some of the most poignant and inspiring things on Facebook that he knows I find and read and every once in awhile print on here. He gives me permission to do so because he feels he is blessed and his words help others. I know they do. Many times they help me think in higher planes and look at the good side when even I am tired from working too hard.
In The Cool of the Day by Carl Frye
Written via Facebook November 30th, 2013
In the cool of the day you may be on a long road walking alone thinking about your life, and your purpose in it. As you walk you see the birds flying through the sky, and all the animals of the forest stirring about, but yet you feel along, but you’re not. God took the first step with you you took your first step on life’s road, and he has been following you since then so there is no reason to feel lonely.
You’re never alone, no matter where you are, where you go and what you do in life. The road of life may seem lonely, but really it’s never too crowded. God is always there.
“All of us have a God in us, and that God is the spirit that unites all life, everything that is on this planet.” – Wangari Maathai
I hope that the citizens of the world can unite to help the 1200 who died in the typhoon in The Philippines. There is a link in another post showing how you can donate medical supplies and other needed things there through UNICEF.
I also hope the storn bypasses Vietnam entirely and dissipates like harmless water vapor. Mother Nature has done enough damage for now.
November 9th, 2013
Images from Pinterest
God Will Refine Your Body, Mind & Spirit
Written by Carl Frye
Copyright July 2013 Carl Frye
Image taken by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Rushing Water, Smoky Mountains near Telico,Tennessee – http://pinterest.com/pin/535506211912584526/
When going through my boards on Pinterest I immediately found this one and had to share it here.
I think God lies in Nature and it is through places like this that I derive clarity in my life.
How do you find peace and clarity in your life?
Paulette Le Pore Motzko
The Meaning of Christmas
December 17th, 2012
Christmas is a time for giving to others, surprising others with your gifts of your time, your thoughtfulness and the joy that comes from being with those you love and hold dear.
The three gifts I got for Christmas was some peppermint bark candy from Jessica and her boyfriend who are my friends from Pizzarito, and a card composed of a beautiful painting by my friend Terry otherwise known as Tiger shark. We have known each other over 5 years and I took photographs of some beautiful paintings in the Pier side Gallery at Bella Terra Mall in Huntington Beach, CA one day. Little would I know that the guy that owned the gallery would steal his paintings and sell them on EBay and Craig’s List! I made a CD with all the photos I took in that gallery to make post cards for him to promote his work, because I believed in him and his talent. I never knew when I took them how valuable those photos would become.
This is the very special card Terry gave me two nights ago.
We are all given gifts in this world and Edwards is surely photography. He has a special gift of capturing in for all time fantastic images that inspire and touch one’s soul. That is what his photo did when I saw it called “Welcome Home”. This Christmas is my first alone with only my dog since my mother Ramona Lea Le Pore will be living in an Assisted Living Care Home for those with dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. We are still in transition of finding a place that is paid for with Medical and Medicare in hopes of not having to sell my mother’s house that her and my father paid into for 30 years. I am going to put some sincere effort into this with the help of the Alzheimer’s Association and the social workers there and a few other fantastic resources I discovered today through them.
After 12 years of living next door to her, I can almost see in the picture window of the duplex I still live in waving at me as I go out the door, but alas, there is no mom, just an empty chair where she used to look out the window. I know in time the transition will be better for her and I am hoping she will make friends her own age and will smile once again.
The photo called “Welcome Home” is named because when you approach the picture Christ and all the saints are welcoming you to heaven after a long life. When I did the assignment for my Advanced Photo Shop class at Santa Ana College, I asked if I could do something more persona and “close to home”. I called the Mission San Juan Capistrano and asked if I could do a photo shoot of the Basilica for an art assignment. I spent about 4 hours taking very detailed photos, probably 400 photographs, and then I put them all on my computer and began the creative process. After about 100 hours of editing time I produced this photo. It was as though my hand was guided or inspired from above.
I have gotten only positive comments on this photo and people requesting their own to frame.
Usually when I am doing photo editing, my eyes get tired and with this one, there was no tiredness. I had to force myself to go to bed. When I was finished with it I felt like I had a hand on my shoulder saying, “Job well done!”
I would like to eventually put a book together of more photos like this one, but I do sell them individually for those who want them. It would be my dream to work with churches and other religious entities to take photos for them.
If you would like to obtain a signed museum quality 8-1/2 by 11 print of this inspiring collage photograph contact my friend Edward Dansby at:
Email Edward Dansby at: email@example.com
They are $20 and Edward writes something inspirational on the back of each copy.
P.O. Box 12692, Westminster, CA 92685
If you would like to contact my friend Terry Davis, otherwise known as “Tiger Shark” to see more of his fabulous paintings, you can reach him at:
Tell him you read the article that his friend Paulette Motzko wrote on Totally Inspired Mind and he will buy me a Starbucks coffee when I see him again.