My Post-COVID Resolution

Photo of a creek flowing down to and under a bridge. There are boulders an water patterns in the creek, which is bordered by trees in colorful fall foliage. Rapids Bridge, Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC © Frank Gallagher
Rapids Bridge, Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC © Frank Gallagher

By Frank Gallagher, NANPA Blog Coordinator

A few months ago, my yoga instructor started our practice with an inspirational quote: “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” Her intent was to have us approach each pose we do and each breath we take as if it was the first time. Notice how it feels. Revel in it. Too often, the things we see and do every day become part of the background, items we see without seeing, experience without awareness. As a nature photographer, I seized on the word “landscape” in that quote and started thinking about how it might apply to my work.

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