My Life in Words and Pictures
A photographic journey with the written word . . .
Upon arrival in Ireland, with a sleepless night and an all day drive behind me, I accidentally arrived at this abandoned 6th century monastery.
"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself."
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
― Anais Nin
“Where you come from is gone, where you thought you were going to was never there, and where you are is no good unless you can get away from it. Where is there a place for you to be?
Nothing outside you can give you any place.
In yourself right now is all the place you’ve got.”
I’ve noticed that truth is very rarely found in the extremes, in the black and white. You’ll usually find it right in the middle, in the gray. It’s just much harder to find that way.
(From a Providence, RI photo shoot with musician Allysen Callery)
“Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.”
“Tell your story.
Shout it. Write it.
Whisper it if you have to.
But tell it.
Some won't understand it.
Some will outright reject it.
But many will
thank you for it.
And then the most
magical thing will happen.
One by one, voices will start
whispering, 'Me, too.'
And your tribe will gather.
And you will never
feel alone again.”