no. 88, the finale

We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring  Will be to arrive where we started  And know the place for the first time. 
     T.S. Eliot -- "Little Gidding" (the last of his Four Quartets)

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parting words,

"there are no true goodbyes when the heart still holds dear the memories and the new beginnings, and there are always new beginnings that follow fantastic finales ... the years spent participating in this beautiful collaboration will always live deep in me, the sharing of of our light across the canadian landscape. love you all dear friends" (Darlene Kreutzer)

"It seemed a near impossible task to choose this final photo. Endings can be so very hard sometimes. We began this collaboration in the dead of winter & it seems fitting that we end it in Springtime, where everwhere you turn there are reminders of new beginnings... Darlene, Jaime & Maddie, I don't have the words to express what I feel in my heart. Thank you for saying YES to this collaboration all those years ago, it has been a truly magically journey. & thank YOU...each of you for witnessing its unfolding." (Kirsten Crilly)

"What a beautiful little nook we created together, where we could translate poetry into imagery. Each time a new set of pictures was revealed, it was like opening a little gift. I will miss the anticipation. I will miss creating beautiful things with the three of you. Big love to each of you, and to all who have taken the time to visit our lovely space. New adventures await..." (Jaime Brandel)

"I carry your heart - I carry it in my heart" (Madelyn Mulvaney)

no. 81

'If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.'

- Roald Dahl -

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no. 70

'His young eyes stored away each play of light, the sparkle of a jewel, the rich dressing of an altar, the burnish of a gold-toned saxophone or a field of blue stars.  The light fell upon the pages of his coloring book, across his child's hands.  Coloring excited  him, not the act of filling in space, but choosing colors that no one else would select.  In the green of the hills he saw red.
Purple snow, green skin, silver sun.
   ~ Patti Smith ~ (on Robert Maplethorpe) 'Just Kids'

no. 70

no. 58

Look closely at the present you are constructing: it should look like the future you are dreaming. ~Alice Walker ~

no. 58

no. 42

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly ~ what is essential is invisible to the eye.'

~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery ~

no. 42

no. 38

The Handspring

"and the world swung up on your fingertips
as if it were nothing, or at least the weight of nothing.'

~ don paterson ~

no. 38

no. 30

"In capturing the instant and making it exist in another way, you are
releasing the life of the death.  It is close to the body and soul story
somehow.  One could say that the body, or the event disappears as it is
caught, but the soul remains and photography is the soul of all
instants, the soul of the one that ended in front of you.'

sarah moon

no. 30

no. 22

Light can be gentle, dangerous, dreamlike, bare, living, dead, misty, clear, hot, dark, violet, springlike, falling, straight, sensual, limited, poisonous, calm and soft. – Sven Nykvist

no. 22

no. 14

'you come from the poor South, where my soul began;
in that high sky your mother is still washing clothes
with my mother. That's why I chose you, companera.'

pablo neruda

 

no. 14

 

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