Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Sky is the Limit

How often do you pause to marvel at the sky?  A bright sunrise or glowing sunset frequently catches one’s attention; however, I’m most captivated by clouds. They never repeat themselves and always seem to have new gifts in store.


I find it to be a great exercise to take photos of clouds because each new series is symbolic of how the sky is the limit.  Perhaps it is because I like to dream and reach for the sky.  May these images remind you of how you should do the same – forget earthly boundaries and aim for the sky.


This camera journey of mine has stretched me and led me to reach for things that, until recently, I would not have dreamed possible.  For the past three years I have been working on a group of images and am delighted to announce some of them will be included in a show at the Alabama State Council on the Arts in September.  Stay tuned for details and photographs about which I am most excited. For now, however, I implore you to dream big as you celebrate beauty in the clouds. Seize the day and believe the sky is the limit.


If by lucky chance you are enjoying the wonders of Chautauqua Institution this week, do join me when I share words and images to enlighten and inspire.  It is a dream come true to be on the official calendar of the week.  Get the scoop from this article in the Chautauquan Daily, and if you are on the grounds make sure and buy a paper from one of those great kids selling papers on the corner and tip well to support them as they reach for the sky.  


In parting, I leave you with these words written by the talented Jerry Spinelli in his highly acclaimed young adult novel, Stargirl:

The earth is speaking to us, but we can’t hear because of all the racket our senses are making.
Sometimes we need to erase them, erase our senses.
Then - maybe - the earth will touch us.
The universe will speak.
The stars will whisper.