Grief can drastically pare down places one’s “Happy Places.” It also can prompt one to venture out and find new ones.
This sometimes unwitting search almost always leads me outdoors, to sunrises and sunsets, up mountains and down to the sea.
It makes me pause to catch a creature’s movement at my periphery and the way the sun illuminates a leaf or petal–or even a piece of seaweed. I linger in deep greens and blues, in vivid bright colors, in an orange moon surrounded by black or a sparkling pure white snowy vista.
Sometimes these wonders coalesce, and I take out my camera to capture and carry that place and space.
In her spare time, Stephanie works full-time, and then some, as an attorney. She has published articles and delivered talks in arcane fields like forensic evidentiary issues, jury instructions, and expert scientific witness preparation. She attended law school near the the banks of the Charles River and loves that dirty water; she will always think of Boston as her home.
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9 thoughts on “Renewal”
New patterns and connections will us get through the difficult times. I also use my camera to bridge the gap and cross over to new thoughts and actions.
Stephanie, I could have written what you did so beautifully, as I find my solace in similar places and activities. Beautiful photos!
It’s the green of the sea by a sandy shore, and the artistry of sunsets/sunrises that does it for me…. at our core, we all need transcendence…
Beautiful words and photo.
Great photo! So true. All we really have is what is in our heart and mind.
beautifuL shoT! 😎
Beautiful, Stephanie. And your way with words is always amazing. Well done.
Almost like poetry with beautiful photos to illustrate it. Thanks for the beauty of your happy places.