falling in love

— the uncertainty and discomfort are a necessary component for us to do anything meaningful. –Leo Babauta

Gazebo, Route 1, Stafford, Virginia

Motel, Route 1, Stafford, Virginia

Star Magnolia, Fall Hill Avenue, Fredericksburg, Virginia

Garden Hose, Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia

“The key is to open up to the deep uncertainty of the meaningful work. Recognize it as a necessary component of that work, not something to be feared or hated or avoided, but embraced and loved. It’s like the uncertainty of falling in love — how boring would a relationship be without the shakiness of that uncertainty? We can learn to recognize the uncertainty of our meaningful work as the thrill of exploration, falling in love, adventure, learning, creating, playing, or serving those we love.” —Leo Babauta

creating work I love

“The tool so many of us use to make our art—the camera—is also a way to see the world; to be more alive in this world.

It can be a tool that brings such joy, and a means of saying things about the world, and ourselves, that we might not have otherwise. It is not a burden. It is not a means of winning. It holds you to no obligation except that you hold it to your eye and see things anew.” —David duChemin