Friday, April 30, 2010
“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.“ ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
In my life I have occasionally met people who cannot see the good or the beautiful in anything they perceive. Although rare, I have always felt profoundly sorry for such individuals, because I can sense a deep emptiness inside them.
What you carry inside you will profoundly affect what you see when you travel out into the world to gather your images. Sure, I am well aware that there is lot’s of ugliness out there in the world, but I don’t want to carry that around within me. My view is that you will experience enough pain and ugliness in a lifetime that there is little need to go seeking it!
On the other hand, if you nurture peace and serenity in you mind and heart, it is truly amazing how much beauty you will find in our world.
Here is an image of two peaceful souls enjoying a warm, late fall day in central Oregon.