Summer of Stillness
Summer of 2020. Our season of sorrow.
The joy of our common life has been placed on hold. Indefinitely.
Fear, uncertainty and anger have darkened our everyday lives.
A time of boredom for the privileged few. A time of terror for the masses.
Compounding my personal isolation has been a broken left leg.
A victim of my own distracted nature, of a mind that travels
faster than the limbs it manages.
With my mobility and freedom physically restricted.
Pain an unfamiliar and unwelcome companion.
I have no place to run, nowhere to hide. No distractions.
The only place to go is the scariest place of all.
The journey within.
Along the way I've created this emerging series of still life pictures. Ordinary, everyday things discovered within this still life.
Imperfect things. Found things. Ordinary food from local farm stands. Flowers from the yard, broken and wilted. All of it within reach.
This place called Acceptance. It was there all along.