Soulful Imagination of Art, Writing, and Insight

Confusion is sometimes uninterpreted illumination.
Steve Thomas ~ “Provoking the Thought"

“They tried to bury us; they didn’t know we were seeds.”

Dinos Christianopoulos ~ "Spring has Finally Sprung"
Photo: Fireflies in Santa Fe, New Mexico

“The vintage portrait I want to paint for her sake and for mine,

and for the honor of my father… is to understand… and to tell her story of pain; to redeem her.”

Crystal Anzalone ~ Flycast "Painting the Portrait"
Photo: Fireflies in Santa Fe, New Mexico

“I felt shame… oh, I am not allowed to delight in my own being; I’m not allowed to delight in my own essence!”

Crystal Anzalone ~ Flycast "Painting the Portrait"
Photo: Fireflies in Santa Fe, New Mexico

“I love all beginnings, despite their anxiousness and their uncertainty, which belong to every commencement.”

Rainer Maria Rilke ~ Early Journals
Photo: Fireflies in Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska

“Nothing alien happens to us, but only what has long been our own…now we must also begin to learn that what we call fate comes not from outside us but from within.”

Rainer Maria Rilke ~ Letters to a Young Poet
Photo: Fireflies in Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska

“So we are grasped by what we have not grasped, full of promise shining in the distance. It changes us, even if we do not reach it…”

Rainer Maria Rilke ~ Uncollected Poems
Photo: Fireflies seeing Mount Denali, Alaska