Archive for March 16th, 2009
If there was any doubt in my mind that this time in Mexico wasn’t about alchemical transformation, then this image I captured yesterday in the late afternoon has erased that doubt. I was walking along with a number of other gringos down a beach lane that separates beach front and second row villas, a walk in which I had led the party to three different tropical hummingbird nests. On our return walk, I saw the sun peeking through the palms and “knew” I had to take the photo, this photo.
For a moment, I had shifted out of an attempt to be a social being. The “others” had simply vanished from my view with the sun taking their place. I was pulled into the sun and into a deeper place within my “self”. And only a few moments passed before I returned to the outer world and continued on the journey with others.
There is much to think about here, much to reflect on. I wonder if others will see what I have seen, feel what I have felt. I have to admit to an internal calming.