"The answer must be, I think, that beauty and grace are performed whether or not we will or sense them. The least we can do is try to be there."
I believe deeply in the power of story. Of human story. Of suffering and joy, and how both have a supernatural ability to transform and heal. My eye is drawn to beauty in nature and faces and moments that is unassuming and awe-filled, and I will forever be enthralled by the dance that exists between the shadows and light.
I am passionate about being exposed to various cultures and people groups, while also finding the threads of connection weaved in and among us all. I believe it is through seeing and listening that we are offered glimpses into the complex wisdom of humankind -- therefore, I find myself on endless quests to travel, explore, read, and learn.
I find a great deal of satisfaction in collaborating and creating/expressing with others. There is an energy there that I can't get enough of. Madeline L'Engle said it best in her outstanding work, Walking on Water: "But unless we are creators, we are not fully alive."
I believe life is composed of mystery and paradox, and that there is a beautiful connection between the tangible and the divine. My hope is that through different avenues of life - photography, writing, & communally driven relationships – that I can attest and grant openness to the intricate richness and perplexity that is offered to this world.
I am an ignorant pilgrim, crossing a dark valley. And yet for a long time, looking back, I have been unable to
shake off the feeling that I have been led.
- Wendell Berry