to trust the light

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Does a stone blossom even in the spring time?

Be as the soil so that roses and other flowers

emerge from you in many colors.

…..Rumi

catching the light can be a metaphor for catching what is familiar and learning how to trust its infinite and inherent nature……can we settle into the mysterious gifts of knowledge and the light to shine within them?

Do not lose hope — what you seek will be found. Trust ghosts. Trust those that you have helped to help you in their turn. Trust dreams. Trust your heart, and trust your story.

……Neil Gaiman

the ever mysterious heart

Often, my work is about emotions for which I have no words. It’s an exploration that I cannot confine.

However, many times one word will come. This series evokes ‘trust.’ Trust is the basic foundation in any relationship and it is the true basis of all human transactions. With every connection, from the smallest to the greatest, from the most superficial to the most profound, a certain amount of trust is necessary to establish even a minimum contact. This becomes even more true in art, in which an unwritten contract takes place between the artist and the subject portrayed. This unwritten contract runs on trust. It’s the invisible ink with which we sign our artistic interaction. In every art form, be it photography, yoga or any other practice, trust is the most sacred, honest and vulnerable exchange between the people involved. Because it has a blind spot, trust carries its risks. But so does the rest of life. In the end, every experience and every person worth your pain is also worth your gain. As Ernest Hemingway put it, “The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them”………Robert Sturnan

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