I’ve been saturated by anxiety lately. Consumed by how much is beyond my control and overwhelmed by all that is going wrong in the world. At the height of this anxiety, a friend posted my favorite Mary Oliver poem, I Worried. It was a moment of exhale and a wonderful perspective shift.
"Finally I saw that worrying had come to nothing. And gave it up. And took my body and went out into the morning, and sang." I Worried, by Mary Oliver
And so I set down my thoughts, picked up my camera, and went to breathe in the garden.
I love the vibrant colors! Lantana, zinnias, lythrum, bee balm, marigolds, geraniums, petunias, and daylilies have been blooming with reckless abandon in our backyard.
I brought out my Diana F+ to play with multi exposures and the light!
Shadow and light. Inhale. Exhale.
Peace and hope amid the bees, butterflies, and grasshoppers. A beautiful distraction.