How Do You Make Sense Of the World?

Slowing Down, Featured

 

In a time of such divisiveness, how we stay connected, where we choose to put our attention becomes increasingly important. For me, I will treat every human being I meet with dignity, stay connected to people that don’t spew hate and volunteer with organizations that are important to me.

I have a new-found resolve to do public relations for important and meaningful projects: whether it is championing human rights, beating back global warming, working actively with land trusts, quashing bigotry, supporting our new-found relationship with Cuba (I’ve visited three times), celebrating equality and more. I have a few amazing projects on tap, and you will see me using my skill set for change.

I’m inspired by women like Ilhan Omar, a former refugee, a Muslim, a mom of three and now, the first Somali-American legislator in the United States. Yes, she won in Minnesota! I’m inspired by the work Champion Women does for Title IX and gender equity; Vote Run Lead, supports aspirations of women who want to transform our country through leadership; Treehouse Shakers, creates original plays that encourage multi-generational audiences to experience a connection to community; and Aspetuck Land Trust, with the mission to preserve and conserve open space.

For me, when I am alone, I use photography to make sense of the world, find meaning in small moments and plan my next steps. Photography as a medium connects me to my environment as well as to other people. Below are nine photographs with small captions that capture my feelings I have today. I would love to hear what you are doing.

If you’re wondering what to do next, be sure to read the viral “Morning After To-Do List” by Michael Moore. Regardless of what you think of him, his piece in July precisely predicted what happened Tuesday, November 8.

 

 

Family dinners and connection

Family dinners and connection

 

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Take time to process and share ideas

 

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Riding the breeze

 

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Love

 

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Connect with those who do do do

 

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Keep moving

 

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Support the non profits I love, donate to cause that need help

 

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Support women and girls and do not hide

 

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Sunset beauty just because

 

 

Many of the photographs you see in my blog posts are for sale in my online store. You might just be looking for some color or black and white images for your walls. Or think about gift giving. I take such special care in this creation, delivered in a lovely box .

All photographs are taken by me, unless I have noted otherwise in the caption. I use my Canon 5D III and the iPhone 6+.

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