The Colors of Autumn

“Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love—that makes life and nature harmonize.” George Elliot On Tuesday the sun shone brightly, the shadows creating a sharp contrast to the bright yellows, reds, and oranges of the maples I passed along my walk. I stopped to photograph a tree andContinue reading “The Colors of Autumn”

Tears From The Heart

The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea.                                                                          Karen Blixen A friend recently asked if it is okay not to cry as others do. I have encountered this question in the past from clients and at times from myself. Tears are curious things. They can come unexpectedly, unwanted, in torrents, or gentlyContinue reading “Tears From The Heart”

The Moment of Uncertainty

In the teen years, life calls her forward, Stepping out from home, family, childhood. Not that she won’t someday return but that she needs to scratch the itch of curiosity. As many before, she walks out, alone among many, challenging habits, ways of thinking, learned perceptions. She asks: who sees me? Who acknowledges me? WhatContinue reading “The Moment of Uncertainty”

Wild in Kauai

In late July, on the North Shore of Lake Superior, a professional photographer friend, Rolf, showed me his prints of chickens he had been hired to photograph. They were enchanting in various poses, with attitude and humor. With names like Walnut, Hi Tops, Peppercorn, Darth, and Cruella de Vil, they made me smile, laugh, andContinue reading “Wild in Kauai”

Remembering Hellmut

One hundred of us stand or sit. Tables with water, breezes bringing Coolness to our sweat drained bodies. Our attention focuses as one man’s life captures our imagination. Memories of kindness, cello, trees, choir, painting. Our hearts hear the message, feel the pull to not leave this earth without living. Create while we birth, work,Continue reading “Remembering Hellmut”