My Life in Words and Pictures
A photographic journey with the written word . . .
“When it's over, I want to say: all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.
When it is over, I don't want to wonder
if I have made of my life something particular, and real.
I don't want to find myself sighing and frightened,
or full of argument.
I don't want to end up simply having visited this world.”
I received a beautiful email this morning from collectors from Washington DC with a photograph of their purchase of my photograph "Consciousness" which was delivered from Bowersock Fine Art Gallery in Provincetown ("Modern Man" exhibition). The work was delivered in tip-top shape and is now on display in their home. EVERYTHING works with the placement of the art along with the gorgeous and thoughtful interior design. So many ripples of positive energy come from purchasing original work from artists who are really working hard in their craft.
Infinite gratitude to this wonderful collector who made my day!
“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”
"Little Girl along the Missouri"
“In today’s rush, we all think too much...seek too much ...want too much...and forget about the joy of just being.”
I recently rode my motorcycle back to Mount Pollusk, Amherst, MA to visit Two Trees. It has been a couple of years since the One has fallen and the hike up to the sacred ground where they once both stood is never the same feeling. It still has all the feels but like life, has changed into something else.
I am quite content with the changes and smile looking back . . .
“The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.”
"You’re waiting for that magical day when someone makes the connection and recognizes who you really are. Maybe they’ll first catch the sparkle in your eye. Or perhaps they’ll marvel at your insights and the depth of your spirit. Someone who will help you connect the dots, believe in yourself, and make sense of it all. Someone who will understand you, approve of you, and unhesitatingly give you a leg up so that life can pluck your ready, ripened self from the branch of magnificence. Well, I’m here to tell you, your wait is over. That someone, is you."
“Right now I’m having amnesia and déjà vu at the same time. I think I’ve forgotten this before.”
One of my favorite things to do in Ireland is to pay a visit to the local coffee shop, so friendly and welcoming, and then take a stroll around Ennistimon, Co. Clare to let life just happen. Observable differences are everywhere! Life is rich and the people colorful characters, genuine and real. I had a chat with local filmmaker, Fergus Tighe just outside the Cheese Press, a warm spot for a cuppa tea and a favorite hangout for musicians. As Fergus spoke of his creative adventures, I asked if I could take his photograph as I was lost in the backlit world of Irish color and his contrasting stance leaning into it all. A reminder that the real time world of artful conversation is infinitely better than searching for a meaningful existence in the digital world.
“Perhaps many things inside you have been transformed; perhaps somewhere, someplace deep inside your being, you have undergone important changes while you were sad.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke