The full title I gave this photo is "Rooted in Community, Belonging to One Tree of Life," because that is the message she had for me. As I walked my circuit during those months, typically in eerie silence, she spoke to me of many things: preparation, readiness, nourishment and rest. But above all, it was a message to allow my roots to grow deep into this time, into this one life's expression of what it means to allow for receiving here and now.
This image is from the Life & Art in the Time of Coronavirus Collection. This photo collection was inspired by everyday art and inspiration found along the way and in ordinary moments during a period of restricted movements due to the global pandemic.
We may be sheltering in place or on “lockdown” but I choose freedom. I choose love. I choose life and art, beauty and truth, which can be found in the everyday and in the ordinary, whatever our current circumstance.
What is your essential story of life? What is alive in you?
I hope this image has sparked a reconnection and remembrance for you today. I believe there is beauty to be found right here, right now, all around you and right there within you.I'll meet you on the way!