This little light of mine....
I have a studio photograph of my parents as a middle aged married couple, a posed portrait with her best outfit on, leaning on my dad's back, both with pleasant, fixed smiles. This is the same pose we always have of ourselves through school, printed in the yearbooks, and remembered by friends. But years later the… Continue reading Better With Age
Love needs courage.
Take time to hear someone's voice from the inside. Match your calm breathing with the breathing of your partner, and 'share a breath' in and out for a time of silence. Not only does this calm emotions, this action serves to 'sync' one's heart with the other, to humanize a connection, and energize the space… Continue reading Share a Breath
Poem by Tony Hoagland There are people who do not see a broken playground swingas a symbol of ruined childhood and there are people who don't interpret the behaviorof a fly in a motel room as a mocking representation of their thought process. There are people who don't walk past an empty swimming pooland think… Continue reading I Have News For You
I have my website with a company that offers the ability to add and change things at will without waiting for my webmaster to do it. Today, in addition to changing ALL the fonts (!), I had been tweaking the info on my contact form. The item in question was in scheduling a screening call,… Continue reading Cleaning the Viewfinder
A valuable skill in our sensitive, seeing world is relaxing the eyes' focus (letting the eyes 'go fuzzy') when waiting or resting. It rests more than your eye muscles: it also gives the ever-spinning wheels of mind a rest, too, and lets your intuition come through to show you how to see something new. Dorothy… Continue reading Windows to the Soul
Benefit: Helps develop a 'wider gaze.' Useful as a daily practice. Helps to become more aware of photograph-able things happening in moving or crowded situations. This is effective when coupled with deep, steady breathing to help stay creatively effective in highly emotional or moving situations. Step backwards. Step back, as if moving your body. Make the movements… Continue reading Watch Without Words
A bit of counter-intuition for friends, photographers, and everyone in between: Don't be so eager to photograph the daily treasured moments of your life above all else. To be in ‘pictures or it didn’t happen’ mode, twenty-four seven. To be removed from the reality of interaction with family, children, experiences. Take time to enjoy and… Continue reading Not Always For Instagram
In beauty I walk With beauty before me I walk With beauty behind me I walk With beauty above me I walk With beauty around me I walk It has become beauty again Today I will walk out, today everything negative will leave me I will be as I was before, I will have a… Continue reading The Beauty Way