Now that I have reached the crest and can look both ways in life, more and more I find the essence of it coalescing on sublime meanings.
Now that I am not working ten and twelve hour days it seems that each day brings a greater joy in the appreciation of what this thing called being 'alive' really is. Through my photography, life itself is coming into focus. I see beauty in simplicity and spirituality in nature. I see that my spiritual journey through Transcendental Mediation in the 70's, appreciation of the the American Transcendentalist movement of the the mid 1800's and more recently Pantheism are all one and the same. While not allowing satisfactory amounts of time to nurture my spirituality while earning a living, I now do have that margin to my life and rejoice in the good fortune and luxury remaining to me.
It is not clear yet where this is taking me but I am embarking on a journey to be certain. Photography is a tool I use to try to express what I feel as I experience the natural world. And for me, there is no divinity other than nature itself. That is sufficient and full and is not wanting any diety, scripture or guru.