Sunday, July 8, 2012

An Epiphany

Today I had an epiphany, an "ah ha" moment as Oprah would call it.

At the very moment that I was editing this photo for my blog I was listening to Super Soul Sunday, and in my peripheral auditory awareness I heard the following quote and it struck a huge chord "the making of art is no different than prayer" Rainn Wilson~ I knew instantly what this meant-"I GOT IT." This is the very reason people feel like they "have" to create, to make what they make-it's the spiritual connection.

For many years, I've struggled with the concept of God-now don't get all upset here-in my very, very deepest core I've known there was a higher power of some sort (I've just been reluctant to call this entity GOD)however,since I have begun my photographic journey my soul has been touched in a way that it has never been before.I've felt a very pleasurable connection-sort of like "coming home" after a long time away that I haven't found with any other form of expression.

I'm sometimes asked"how do you find bees on flowers, and those gorgeous sunsets?" and the answer is-bees on flowers are a very common occurrence, the sun sets every day...we just don't notice, we're so busy-caught up in getting here or going there, but when you get behind the camera lens an amazing thing happens-you start seeing GOD'S hand everywhere in everything-you begin looking at things in a very different way. I know in my very core that the sunset above was touched by the hand of GOD-there is no other explanation for it's awesome beauty.

It's interesting to me how quickly photography has become such an important aspect of my life, and now I think I know the answer"the making of art is no different than prayer." I've always had trouble meditating/praying and wondered "what was wrong with me." All this time I could never make the connection that other people were making to GOD-what's up with that? Why can I not feel whatever it is other people are feeling about GOD? I guess I'm just one of those people that can't pay attention long enough to do it-my mind just goes and goes and I have trouble concentrating for very long-but when I take a photograph and open it up on my computer screen-sometimes I am in awe and I know there is a GOD. I think this is exactly the point at which the "addiction" lies-I can't wait for the next opportunity to connect to/experience GOD. I can't wait to discover the next miracle that GOD will put in front of my camera lens and one miracle builds on another creating a stronger and stronger belief in GOD each day.


  1. Wow! This sent chills down my spine! May God send you beauty each day....and the spirit to see it.

  2. Awww,I'm so glad you stopped by Norma. Thank you! Keep on creating and connecting-you are a blessing.


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