The Inner Path of Photography

We yearn for the taste of the sacred…and through our cameras discover it, the world, and ourselves.

“The Walk”

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Come walk with me, she said

The Light is so beautiful.

Image: “Sunset, First Encounter Beach”
Cape Cod, Eastham, Massachusetts

© Heidi Straube 2016

“Imagine…Precious”

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Imagine what it must feel like…
to truly know that

You are Precious.

A gem of great beauty
Shining in the universe

Tenderly cared for
Deeply valued

Impossible to dim.

Feel it.

Be it.

Live it.

 

Image: “Silence – Lapping Waves”
© 2016 Heidi Straube

Plum Cove, Gloucester, Massachusetts

 

“My studio…today”

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May you feel the majesty of Life today.

Image: “Majesty of Life”
© 2016 Heidi Straube

“Sculpting Light”

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The
Difference
Between a good artist
And a great one

Is:

The novice
Will often lay down her tool
or brush

Then pick up an invisible club
On the mind’s table

And helplessly smash the easels and
Jade.

Whereas the vintage man
No longer hurts himself or anyone

And keeps on
Sculpting

Light.

*****

Photographer’s Note:

I have always loved this poem by Hafiz and its layered meanings.

The idea of an artist not giving up, quietly continuing to create, making images of beauty, even when an original project does not come out as anticipated. Always drawing from the depths of Soul, seeing and sculpting the light.

And in our lives – an encouragement for keeping on, through loss, change, the unknown.
A reminder of the Light still alive within, more miracles of life yet ahead to be created.

In happy times, and those of sorrow –  May you always see and sculpt the Light.

*****

Image: “New Road to Taos: Trust”
© 2016, Heidi Straube
Hafiz poem, “The Vintage Man”

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