I find my sanctuary in the everlasting and in nature. Both are a constant source of peace and joy in my life. I watch the seasons change knowing a new year will bring fresh hope through another generation. As a nature photographer who captures migrating birds and other winged creatures, the novel coronavirus and subsequent travel restrictions and quarantines brought an uncertainty and sense of loss to my life that has impacted me deeply.
The perseverance of nature helps me to remember that regardless of the current state of our troubled world, we can find peace and balance within ourselves and with others through loving, respecting, protecting, and honoring all that inhabits the earth.