struggle

Something new in the air today, perhaps the struggle of the bud to become a leaf. -Jim Harrison

strange times

these days of quarantines and lockdowns
thankfully I’m still able to get outdoors and walk
it’s eerily quiet
and I have to admit, I am kind of enjoying that aspect
taking advantage of these slow days, shooting film (which always slows me down and forces me to think)
trying new recipes, reading, keeping in touch with family, close friends and neighbors via FaceTime and texts
keeping busy, keeping creative, keeping calm,
keeping watch
and hoping we all stay healthy
until this virus is eradicated.

Spring arrives in 3 more days, regardless

shadow casting

 

 

 

 

“So don’t be frightened, dear friend, if a sadness confronts you larger than any you have ever known, casting its shadow over all you do. You must think that something is happening within you, and remember that life has not forgotten you; it holds you in its hand and will not let you fall. Why would you want to exclude from your life any uneasiness, any pain, any depression, since you don’t know what work they are accomplishing within you?”

Rainer Maria Rilke

 

the elephant in the room

no doubt, these are hard times

like I’ve never seen before