I don’t know about you, but this past week has has been a mix of visual, emotional, and mental overload for me. Extreme highs were countered by extreme lows, passion countered by anger, hope by dismay. I found myself needing to diffuse, quiet my mind, and calm my senses. For me, walking is a meditation, and allows me to disconnect with the turmoil of daily life and connect with beauty and stillness.
I set out on a photo walk this afternoon on a new street in a neighboring village here on Cape Cod, and knew I needed to let go of color, contrast, and loudness. I needed to see and feel light, air, shadows, and rhythm to reset my head after the barrage of the previous days.
As my walk was winding down, I saw a sign near an old stone wall that amused me with its multiple meanings and reference to current events. I hope it gives you a moment of levity in a week of overload.
We are community, and I value our connection. Please show us the light and dark with your images on Instagram — don’t forget to tag them #viewfindersio.
Much love. — lucy