People tend to look at photographs too quickly, superficially. They make assumptions of familiarity. I want to slow down the viewer’s eye to appreciate in more detail the beauty of the natural world. We see the world in pieces and put it together in our imaginations—a new reality. Each time we look, the fragments reconstitute themselves with subtle differences, a second look nuanced with small changes.
Every — every — person carries some gift that he came to share, but we are too self-critical to see it in ourselves. We are convinced that we must achieve something that we don’t own, but we lose what we do own. How rich our life would be if we shared with each other our treasures and did not try to master the achievements of others. Here we just want to show what was hidden. Some will be touched, others will pass by. Do not look for what is not there. Everything is before your eyes.
“There are four things in this life that will change you:
Love, music, art and loss
The first three will keep you wild and full of passion. May you allow the last to make you brave.”
Erin Van Vuren
There’s nothing better than being sure deep within that no matter how much everything seems to change or break, we are going to be OK.
So TV-less, phone-less, fan-less, blender-less… I tell you, let’s take adversity as an opportunity to become worry-less.