Merton: "the most wonderful moment of the day is that when creation in its innocence asks permission to 'be' once again . . . "
Thomas Merton: "This is my place and yet I have never felt so strongly that I have 'no place' as I have felt here since becoming fully reconciled to this as 'my place.' My place is in reality no place, and I hesitate to act as if I were anything but a stranger anywhere . . . "
Photography is about light (it means writing with light, after all). And mentors often tell us we should pay close attention to what the light is doing when we make an image. Last Thursday's image is a good demonstration of this: what struck me most forcefully when I saw that scene was the light: dark blue clouds affecting the color and the darkness of the whole scene. Here what is most noticeable is the brightness of the scene and the way the light plays one color off of another. Quite different images, but both most affected by the light in each.
My aim is to create a bowl full of joy
Clear as the sky,
Pure as falling cherry petals,
Without worry, without doubt . . .
"the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi sees beauty as rooted in what is passing, and even what is broken." Makoto Fujimara
Perhaps the image above might be an example of this.
Feeling the summer blahs and the Supreme Court, (governor?) of Florida blahs. Anyone else feeling these blahs? or rather isn't everyone feeling some of this? But, the one permanence in our lives is impermanence, so we know that this too shall pass.