Amy Aves Challenger

Amy Aves Challenger

@amyaveschallenger

Huffpost contributor, painter, poet expat living in Zürich, photo-crazed, over-thinker; Normal is boring. Seek change.
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... the rooftops lie side by side pretending that families fit under simple things like planks and shingles; rooftops insist sometimes that children and dogs and mothers and fathers and grandparents aren’t curved and soft and weeping and racing... As if lives don’t overlap, don’t empty out dry and cracked like a riverbed... then fill again in the silvery joy of another generation reaching occasional fantastic glimpses of the greatest of lights ... family photo photography northcarolina poetry poem writing honesty amwriting writersofinstagram poetrycommunity poetrylovers

17 Hours ago
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... in every brisk wind bells can be heard and friends wait patiently in the barren straights true enough to stand beside us to love us more, all spindled and dry and needing ... friends poetry friendship hardtimes photography photo love morning writersofinstagram writing switzerland zürich outdoors inspiration

5 Days ago
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... touch the blaze of this hour never rising again not even once lighting the same lives, the same chance to give, forgive to dare, to love... never will this time strike the skin of that cloud stare at you like a father a mother, like every hope wide opened, reaching... before it’s gone ... poetry poem seizetheday hope switzerland zürich writersofinstagram writing meditation hope mindfulness live

5 Days ago
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... under the sky in the whistling field beneath hills, heaven planets and memories of home and birth and love and loss, there lives a tiny forest of veins and bones and things with a tiny beat, aware somehow, of its own strange sound just passing by ... awakening poetry poem switzerland outdoors nature zürich photo photography field morning inspiration time writersofinstagram writing amwriting

5 Days ago
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.. a soul goes elsewhere, running for silver field songs and blue humps of mountain and gold silk air, while the undone things the regret rests against the earth feeling a cold certainty that things move on beautifully when we let them... they just move on. ... photo switzerland zürich forch field country photography running inspiration letitgo poetry poem meditation writersofinstagram writing

5 Days ago
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... reach little one where those who need you can finally land; your gifts will bloom if you find them and hymns will hum between fingers stroking grey days, gathering broken things ... zürich zürichsee küsnacht poetry poem writing writersofinstagram photography photo switzerland hope bekind

6 Days ago
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... every bud stands in the light confident, full of tomorrow dreaming of leaves and birds and wondrous scents (I suppose) ... isn’t it strange how softness grows on trees yet we don’t know how to hope how to be kind, how to work like that, every day— for something good... ... photo photography tree nature poem poetry writersofinstagram writing outdoors faith mindfulness

7 Days ago
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... we have only this... we own it, our time ... zürich switzerland city photography photo poetry poem writing writersofinstagram amwriting siezetheday siezethemoment

8 Days ago
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... here we sit, able to cast a stone with a word to watch injustice plunge to utter “Me too” “No more” “The shithole, Mr. President, is you”... to witness our words, our talent our movement ripple over planet bidding silence, helplessness, complacency adie shithole trump poetry poem writing zürich switzerland resist amwriting switzerland

8 Days ago
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... let’s watch nothing but a day, chiming and singing for free pirouetting with the gulls leaping this horizon, pressed to sky and stone turning to past ... zürich visitzurich switzerland photo photography poetry poem relaxing opera bellvue inspiration swiss

9 Days ago
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... when a childhood, a life, a world, a valley, a day, an hour unfolds before us, do we ever truly see it... Do we thank it, blaze down it, teeth and lashes against it, gripping the rustle of opportunity, of a moment under the sky, passing beneath our feet... ... children growth potential thankful newday ski alps photography writing poetry poem switzerland flumserberg grateful life

10 Days ago
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... why must we tread through darkness to meet ourselves to notice the light that never actually left us ... photo forest switzerland writing writersofinstagram poetry poem nature outdoors inspire

10 Days ago
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... what are we waiting for? the day is here the mountain is there the light is as high the greatest of hopes the breath is coming again and again the cells are orbiting, the soul is begging to GO live give love every chance you get ... inspire live positivity alps switzerland love outdoors adventure livelife photography writing writersofinstagram poetry poem

10 Days ago
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... why is it that people talk of everything other than ... the truth ... photo switzerland poem woods zurich nature writing writersofinstagram photography

11 Days ago
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... the sky never stops painting the way we should look inside ... photo switzerland writing zurich inspire walk poem poetry writersofinstagram writing

11 Days ago
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... on any old day from any old feet on any old street we can can aim the face upward where skin clings to sweet proof that (somehow) we’re never really alone ... switzerland glarus mountain sunset alps adventure adventuretime poetry poem writing writersofinstagram photography photo

12 Days ago
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... we are all exquisitely alone . inside . beauty individual flumserberg ski hotel photography switzerland alps writing writersofinstagram poetry poem adventure quoteoftheday

12 Days ago
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... sometimes the power of the planet sweeps you off your skis ... photo flumserberg peak mountains alps photography writersofinstagram writer writing poetry switzerland visitswitzerland thebeautifulswitzerland ski skiing

13 Days ago
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... what rises from pavement and pride and pulse pounding people piling to heaven waiting for wind to carve a lifetime, for rain to wash a cave for snow to drape brokenness in panels of light what makes men build spires following, climbing, groping for a path to follow ... poetry poem poetsofinstagram writer writing writersofinstagram glarus switzerland visitswitzerland adventuretime zürich daytrip ski

14 Days ago
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... Good night cobblestone streets, tiny lights, moon-sized clocks, sweet swans, soaring steeples, racing river, glowing shops, humming trams, luminous lake, street accordions, bustling cafes, fur-lined chairs, snow-crowned Alps...winner of one more heart. Good night Zürich. ... zürich switzerland visitzurich visitswitzerland inlovewithswitzerland photography photo writing writersofinstagram poetry poetry poem poetsofinstagram

15 Days ago
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... from towers one sees no mossy crags or fallen things no wings waving in the rain... from towers, china breaks, crystal spots, gold drops, splitting things walking below until they root and rise again ... trumptower nature switzerland birds zumikon writersofinstagram writing poetry photography photo nature zürich

15 Days ago
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... stop pointing the camera at yourself (please) your beauty is seen in the swan’s color, only your eye can share, your exquisiteness is located in the potential of the others, noticed by your heart, your grace is gathered in the rolling of the sea, shared by your hand ... selfie beauty outdoors nature zürich switzerland visitswitzerland photography photo writersofinstagram writing poetry poem

15 Days ago
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... lean into the opening, the peak of your day ... stare at the ledge of peace, of defiance, of adventure ... capture the remnants of color and objects and flesh and truth ... for tomorrow forgets the brightness of blue, the tickle of time passing by in you ... brunni switzerland mythenregion visitswitzerland ski outdoors inspiration adventure writersofinstagram writing poetry poetsofinstagram photo photography time

16 Days ago
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... a lake removes the layers you never needed, .. a mountain adorns you in all you could become .. a cloud reveals your edges... where you began ... visitswitzerland_winter walensee switzerland visitswitzerland thebeautifulswitzerland lake mountain writer writersofinstagram poetry adventuretime inspiration

17 Days ago
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... an escape is captured in a corner of darkness, a breath out the back door, a glimpse through a picture window, just behind that one who won’t stop talking. Sometimes an escape is just a sliver of living above the clamor and swagger, without the dangling threat of failure...sometimes it’s losing the fear, admitting to death, it’s finding the clouds waiting patiently in the sky... amyaveschallenger.com f outdoors switzerland visitswitzerland swiss escape walensee poetry writing writersofinstagram poetsofinstagram nature adventuretime skiing switzerlandpictures

18 Days ago
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... every time our feet press into the softness of this place, each time our words thrum the drum of the stranger, the friend, the family, the enemy, we carve a path... .. but ahead I see space to change ... flumserberg destiny ski switzerland visitswitzerland beautiful photo photography outdoors poetry poem writing writersofinstagram snow inspiration change newyear

18 Days ago
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... a child flies free on a mountain (no boy should have to climb) a planet spins the sun melts a mother grasps at the smile, the will to leave home, to zig-zag downward... she grasps at that which no one notices or “likes” or perhaps cares about but she pins that nothing to the place that only a mother knows, a little lonely cave in her gut, a spot that never stopped believing, then she and the boy fly home ... poem poetry writersofinstagram struggle ski children specialneeds nevergiveup neverstopbelieving photography photo switzerland flumserberg

19 Days ago
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... joy slides and whips and snowplows it drags down the reason you aren’t good it demands you laugh finally it watches all the years you failed it falls in white then rises in the bluest of skies ... joy skiing winter photography photo poetry poet writing writersofinstagram poetsofinstagram mother parents switzerland outdoors

19 Days ago
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... a year may be new but bask in the old and see, at last where beauty unfolds ... newyear mountains mythenregion switzerland thebeautifulswitzerland outdoors skiing alps europe photography photo writing writersofinstagram poetry

20 Days ago
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... holy is the wild the white the way we wake to wonder what is beyond all that we knew yesterday... switzerland thebeautifulswitzerland swiss swissalps snow snowboarding skiing winter poem poetry poetrycommunity writersofinstagram writing photography photo adventure zürich getaway visitswitzerland

20 Days ago
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... who paints the trees all silver and pointing as if they watch stars for fun... and who chisels the face of ancient stone down valleys up peaks shouting yes through space lifting me, lifting you and the moon ... pizol switzerland skiing snow photography photo zürich thebeautifulswitzerland visitswitzerland poetry poem writing writersofinstagram

22 Days ago
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... who can capture the syllables of laughter lifting, the muscles moving together the love running bare down streets and mothers and families and towns. Who can know the space a heart takes to pump again, to press a child forward to reach for something higher... hope child joy poetry writer writersofinstagram poem zürich switzerland photography photo inspiration philosophy time

23 Days ago
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... mountains set free the flight of the willing loosening a flow of hope lending trees to trek through fear sliding us down each cloud till we plunge (at last) through the ends of ourselves... nature mountains poetry poetrycommunity writing writersofinstagram switzerland pizol visitswitzerland ski photography photo switzerland🇨🇭alps poem skiing thebeautifulswitzerland

25 Days ago