About 10 years ago I took a course in Contemplative Photography. It was all about learning how to see and connect with the visual richness of our daily life. I spent my first evening wandering around a parking lot in Signal Hill taking pictures of tire prints, grass, shadows and the sky. I was amazed at how much beauty was in that parking lot! The next day I started wandering around back lanes with my camera, taking pictures of rusty metal, fences, oil spills and dandelions. It was just as much a spiritual practice as it was an artistic one. I learned to look for beauty in any place or situation.
When I was in Winnipeg last week, I’d start my day early with a long walk. I found myself taking pictures of the cracks in the road and remembering these words from Rumi “The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”
Summer Art Invitation:
What You’ll Need:
Pen and paper
30 minutes (or more:)