February 26-A, 2023

Cullasaja Falls 10/27/2018 Oil Paint Rendered — Nantahala National Forest, Highlands, North Carolina
The foundation of photography
and of life
is the same for both:
Keep showing up!

Keep going back
through all the seasons.

Squeeze the good/mine the gold
from every scene.

And keep looking for scenes.

Arthritic knees make getting there
iffy these days,
but I still look for scenes,
walking through the neighborhood,
sitting in my back yard.

I'm on the sidelines,
but still in the game.

And I have expanded the game
to include examining everything,
exploring, investigating, inquiring,
holding all of it up to the light,
looking for what I can see,
seeing what's what
and what it means,
and what it might mean beyond 
the obvious.

Always probing and poking around
wondering what else is there,
and what questions need to be asked
that haven't been asked.

Including, what connections can be made
that haven't been made?

Always seeking what else there is to see.


Published by jimwdollar

I'm retired, and still finding my way--but now, I don't have to pretend that I know what I'm doing. I retired after 40.5 years as a minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, serving churches in Louisiana, Mississippi and North Carolina. I graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, in Austin, Texas, and Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. My wife, Judy, and I have three daughters and five granddaughters within about twenty minutes from where we live--and are enjoying our retirement as much as we have ever enjoyed anything.

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