Over the years, I have written in journals in an attempt to cope with a dark period in my life. I, now, want to write from a place of light. At one point, I had moved away from a life I had known for the majority of my adult life, leaving it, then, to begin again. While deeply angry and saddened by so much loss, I found myself on the edge of a nature preserve with paths leading in and around the woods. They say a forest is a place where you can take in deeper breaths, a place where trees give generously of their oxygen. So, I walked the paths and took in deep cleansing breaths. Initially, apprehensive, I found myself becoming more and more confident with each stroll. I started carrying my camera because, for as distraught as I was, I was seeing the beauty in everything that surrounded me.
It has been two years now, and I to reflect the light that has been shared with me. My hope is to bring this woods to you, through photos and reflections, so you too can take a deep breath.