I’ve had three days to let it sink in that someone, a mysterious and generous benefactor, gave me a beautiful new camera. And I do mean beautiful! I’m so confused by this incredible gift. I don’t know who or why… but I am grateful. Paul hypothesized that someone wants to see the world through my eyes and I find that a terribly humbling, yet lovely idea. To my unknown friend, thank you doesn’t seem anywhere close to an adequate reply. Yet, it’s all there is to say without knowing who you are. I will do my best to make good, good use of this beautiful camera. Thank you, thank you!
Some of the first pictures I experimented with were on a hike with Amira in the dog park canyon behind our home. These two trees always strike me as two dear friends, joined at the hip, enjoying this amazing world together.
I adore having a camera again. Having it in my hands, looking through the lens at the world… it opens my eyes. When my eyes are open, so are my heart and mind. It’s one of my favorite feelings in the world!
I’m pretty practiced at keeping my eyes open in my life. Art, both the seeing and creating of, is one tool for continuing and expanding this habit. Whether it is painting, photography, written word, dance, sculpture… it’s all about what we see.
This beautiful red shouldered hawk, with his piercing and keen eyes, saw everything. I wish I had caught a photo of his splayed-wide, stunning black and white tail as he flew away. The image is clear in my mind and I wish I could share it with you.
I’m looking forward to seeing and “reseeing” my life with this beautiful camera by my side. She has been named Grace. The deepest and heartfelt gratitude to the person who saw her and believed, all the way to the bottom of their wallet, that she belonged with me.