Remembering what I’ve forgotten
“I return to the wilderness to remember what I have forgotten, that the world can be wholesome and beautiful, that the harmony and integrity of ecosystems at peace is a mirror to what we have lost.”
― Terry Tempest Williams
I’m testing a new teleconverter which extends the reach of my zoom lens and discovering a dreamy, painterly quality in some of my images. To me, the softness of this image speaks to the slow coming into focus of forgotten memory.
Every time I see a small herd of deer in the Bosque del Apache, I am so taken by their tender presence. They are compassionate creatures whose gaze feels careful and yet confident… graceful and gently piercing. There is so much to learn from them.
Photo Credits: Soft Deer by Susan J. Preston, Bosque del Apache, NM © 2019, all rights reserved
Technical: Fuji XT-3 | 560mm (XF 100-400MM F4.5-5.6 R ML OIS WR + 1.4x) |
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Whatever calls to you now. Whatever sings for your attention or knocks on your door, turn toward it. Run with wings flapping pulling the light within you forward….
What gateways to awareness are emerging in this moment? Where do you sense suffering? Where are the thresholds of beauty and wonder?
You cannot protect the environment unless you empower people, you inform them…