Lost in the Forest

A flash of tan dissolves into dark earth my dog friend gone, led astray by his nose seeking the scent of a rabbit. I call and call my fear bouncing off ponderosa trunks their sweet vanilla suddenly grown sour. “Lester, Lester come back!” But the forest stays silent—...
The True Home

The True Home

  You dreamed of houses: A hacienda surrounded by a verdant ranch, An airy sanctuary perched on a hill, A wooden shack floating away in a river. In the dreams the house was your life. All activity centered around it— you mended stucco, planted lilacs, repaired a...
The Blockbuster

The Blockbuster

  I sit in the movie theater, events unfolding before me. Wildfires, romance, even a robbery caper. It doesn’t really matter what happens… None of it alters the me snug in my seat. These images playing on the screen are merely informers. They show me how to know...
The Sacred Text

The Sacred Text

  This day, this moment, this is my Torah, my Bible, my Gita. The pain that clamps my heart the joy that makes me fly, these sacred lessons written on the invisible parchment of my days— they crucify me and resurrect me. They part the sea of my false being so my...
Focus on the True

Focus on the True

Recently, in the Pecos Wilderness of northern New Mexico, I came upon countless wild roses. With their delicate strength, they provided a rich contemplation for me. When photographing flowers I love to play with focus, zeroing in on the crucial moment, so that all...