I totally get it when people get tired of my political posts on Facebook and various social media. But, you know, if we don't do what we can to raise awareness, to fight back against climate deniers, those who threaten indigenous rights, indeed all human and animal rights, we won't have beautiful places of sanctuary to turn to. Everything will be decimated in the name of economic growth, homeland security and the warped values of rich, privileged, under-educated hate mongers.
So don't be afraid to make some noise. Animals do when they are distressed and in danger. We should, too.
I enjoy working with photographs that normally would be abandoned because of bad focus or lighting, and find a deep satisfaction in recovering and transforming an image into something symbolic and meaningful. There is always more than what we see on the surface, if we are willing to look deeper.
Yesterday was spent editing crow photos. The symbolism of crow wasn't lost on me as we enter a new year. Crow is the symbol of sacred wisdom and of ancient magicks and divination. Crow sees beyond physical into the metaphysical. Perhaps we will move past the superficial consumerism mentality that has dominated recent years to finding the deeper meanings and connections in life. I can only hope.