If this project were a race, I might like to finish strong, pulling out all the stops, fast pace, head held high, triumphant.

But this project is not a race. It is more like a series of training sessions, a daily discipline of simply showing up and offering what I have to give.

This project will not end with a finish line or a medal or cheers from the crowd.

I feel pride and joy – and relief, too. I will miss it, because it felt so good, because it was hard but always worth the effort.

And so these final days will be my “cool down” phase. My photographs will be restful, graceful, peaceful, and thoughtful.

Maybe no words at all.

Certainly, no weighing of merit.

It will be enough to finish.

Day 357

Day 357