What makes you feel most alive? What are those places, things, people and activities that make the area between your belly button and chest cavity swoon? For some artists, it may be the sea. It could be the mountains or a sunset. Or, is it an urban landscape or a poem? It can be all of these things.
Lately, it has been walks in my woods. With the pandemic swirling and keeping us physically disconnected, the urge to be outdoors and to use all of my senses to observe has been my way of keeping grounded and is where my creativity keeps churning.
Every day I take walks and this summer, fall and early winter I set out in the afternoon to take photos, often close up with my macro lens. There is a fulfillment and paying attention to that which we can easily overlook. Getting up close seems to give me a different perspective, a bit of peace, and a pang of enjoyment.
May you always cultivate that which makes you feel most alive. As the philosopher Joseph Campbell is famous for saying, “follow your bliss”. Whether that is in nature, the city, the sky, books, poems, theater, dance. Go where your heart leads you.
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