The Inner Path of Photography

We yearn for the taste of the sacred…and through our cameras discover it, the world, and ourselves.

Tag: Writing and photography

“A Child, Deer, Woods: The Gift”

 

 

As a child, I tiptoed through the woods
hoping to discover the flattened grass
left from the sleep of deer the night before.

To find one of these spots was to step into a deep
experience of the Sacred.

Awed, immersed in the mystical,
I imagined the deer watching over me, and received their special gift
allowing me into their secret, peaceful home.

I still silently breathe a sigh of gratitude.

 

“Blizzard”

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I miss the snow this year,
my second winter on Cape Cod.

I miss the drama, the storm,
the pure Immersion in cold and wind
snowflakes on my face.

The silence and softness surround me

Enchanted

In love with capturing God in a blizzard.

*****

 

Image: “Blizzard”
From Winter: Cape Cod, “Capturing God”
© 2014, Heidi Straube
First Encounter Beach, Eastham, MA, Cape Cod

Photographer’s Note:

I love the softness of this image, the sensuousness of the drifts, the stillness.
It feels like a dream – which it was.

It gives me great pleasure to explore, experience, feel –
To shoot in situations that aren’t traditionally thought of as ideal times.

The dark, the middle of a blizzard, the rain.

Never being sure of the outcome, trusting the Connection is true
This, for me, an essential of being passionate and alive.

“Nonchalance”

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From the collection “Morgan Turns 21”
© Heidi Straube 2013

I see you
Whether you pretend to see me or not

Your nonchalance does not fool me
My heart remains the same

Love does not disappear on a whim.

Amid the chaos and distractions
The Beloved is always here.

“Love”

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This sky where we live
is no place to lose your wings

so love love love

– Hafiz

Image: “Love,” from birthday photo shoot “Turning Two!”
© Heidi Straube 2013

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