Monday, September 26, 2011

Life is a journey not a destination

A few weeks ago I took an outing and drove down this stetch of Hwy 41. I have long wanted to stop and photograph this twisting road. And I finally took the time to do it. I love roads like this one. To me this road speaks of the way things used to be - when roads were made by following the lay of the land - when the journey was a destination itself. This is a road that would never be built today. It makes me happy to gaze at this picture and imagine myself there again. I'm glad I can still find roads like this one to travel in San Luis Obispo County.  

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Remembering Nancy

Fossil Nautilus

In memory of Nancy Rotenberg 1946-2011. I had the priviledge of taking a workshop with Nancy several years ago. Her spirit touched me deeply and she is one of my photo 'heros' and a mentor to my heart. She was an exceptional person and photographer. She lost her battle with cancer a few days ago.

She wrote one last note to all of us.
"I have had a good life. I was privileged to receive love and honour and the spirit of all things beautiful. Please do not be sad that it was short---it was full. I leave with all the images that I have seen and experienced and all the hearts that I have hugged. Enjoy your dance, sweet souls, and remember me when the dolphins sing and the flowers wrap their arms around each other and breezes blow wise words to your hearts. Have open hearts--it is where the light and love will shine. Namaste." Nancy