–Wake Up, Mabel Dodge Luhan House, Taos, New Mexico, February 2007, photo by QuoinMonkey, from the Wake Up series, all rights reserved
When I went to Taos last year to write, I rediscovered photography as a practice. I attended 4 silent writing retreats with the same group of writers over a year period. When you make a commitment to sit with people for that length of time, something changes inside.
There are connecting threads; a deep place of silence lingers in the heart. I can call it up if I pay attention. And listen. And stop all the busyness.
I am grateful to everyone who kept showing up. Even though it was hard. It taught me how to show up for myself.
I am grateful to the teachers that walk the path before me. I am grateful that there are places to go that still honor the past and preserve the land and architecture.
It is these silent places that remind me who I am.
Saturday, April 28th, 2007