An Innocent Wild Vertigo

Frederick Turner wrote: “A beautiful thing, though simple in its immediate presence, always gives us a sense of depth below depth, almost an innocent wild vertigo as one falls through its levels” (as quoted by John O’Donahue, Beauty: The Invisible Embrace, p. 55).

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Beauty and Surprise

John O’Donahue writes, “The wonder of the Beautiful is its ability to surprise us. With swift, sheer grace, it is like a divine breath that blows the heart open” (Beauty: The Invisible Embrace, p. 7). I was surprised multiple times during this photo shoot of white aging peonies. The photos reminded me of river currents, […]

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Risk: Not Knowing What Will Happen

Mountain climber Jim Haberl wrote, “Adventure.…By committing to adventure, stepping out of my comfort zone, I accept that unforeseeable things are bound to happen. For me, that unknown element is a large part of the attraction of any mountain climbing…. “…by exposing myself to such dynamic situations I experience beautiful, sometimes extraordinary, moments. Those moments […]

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