The Nature of Art and Letting Go

The Nature of Art and Letting Go

Everything on earth is being continuously transformed,
because the earth is alive… and it has a soul.
We are part of that soul…
                                                                – Paulo Coelho
Solitude at Dawn

I’ve never been one for repetition until I met Solitude, a tree I have been documenting for about 6 years. It’s like visiting a wise old friend. We don’t say much but we know we’re there and that’s enough. I’ve even written a book, “Endurance,” and created a video about her and other nearby oak trees.

The constancy of these visits feels so good… like a refuge.      See the Video, “Endurance” HERE

Another oak tree I have been photographing is, “Magic.”  I call her Magic, because her trunk extends horizontally and keeps on growing… that is, until, last month when a friend emailed me to let me know that she had cracked after the last storm we had.

Magic, September 1, 2022, Before she cracked and fell.

Magic, Cracked December 9th, 2022

Magic, Fully collapsed, December 17, 2022

The metaphors are many, but in the end…I was just sad that she had fallen, even though I knew it was natural…just like any death. I feel so very honored to have documented and shared the beauty of “Magic” for all these years… in every season, sunset, sunrise, fires and storms. I shared her on social media and reveled in the delight her viewers also had in seeing her. Her natural heart shape brought smiles in every season.

Her transformation is teaching me to let go of attachment. 
I hope your new year is off to a stellar start! This first quarter for me is about focusing on completing unfinished works starting some new projects, fun and connection.

On a completely different note, (pun intended),  I’ve recently been reunited with music I recorded a while back. My love for writing and recording songs has been reawakened and I will be recording songs in the coming months.  I cannot wait!

In the meantime, I wish you a February filled with peace… within and throughout and remember, it’s never too late to dream, to reach for them and to realize them.

With love,


Magic and a morning hawk convening, sharing the sunrise…still.
PS: I have 3 books left of “Endurance’ in my inventory (more on amazon) but if you buy it from me, I can personalize the signature for you.
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