Sometimes, you lose your place.
And it can take a while to realize it’s even happened. And then you have to decide to go find it again.
My “place” is on more than one continent. I call two countries Home – America and Great Britain. Maybe it would be better to say North Carolina and Scotland, because it is their distinct sounds and colours and people that make them home for me. I’ve not had the opportunity to share my Southern side here before, not in photographs, until now.
I found my place again. And now I feel more at home in my own skin. I hope this encourages you to do the same, should you find your heart wandering without good reason. Don’t lose your place.
A few weeks ago, I flew across the ocean towards my childhood home for the first time in almost 4 years. The trip was a gift of time, family, memory, words and beauty. The skies outside the planes’ windows seemed to speak of these things, so I recorded their part of the story with my camera.
This time away has refreshed my heart and inspired me to see differently all over again. Sometimes we can get so “in the middle” of everything around us that we lose something of our creative vision. Give yourself a break, take some time out and don’t feel guilty for doing so. It can give you a whole new perspective. Be encouraged.
To my kind followers: Thank you for sticking with me while I’ve been away! There’s lots of new work to post and I look forward to sharing it with you. – B