As I make my slow pilgrimage through the world, a certain sense of beautiful mystery seems to gather and grow.~A. C. Benson
The pictures below do not do justice to the enormous scale of Edward Burtynsky’s work. In a recent exhibit of his photographs at the Grand Rapids Art Museum, I took a few shots of his work– shot high above the beach in Coney Island, New York and along the Ganges River in India.
There is such power in these human gatherings–when people unite for prayer, for sports, for rituals, for celebrations.
These gatherings can bring out the best in us and the worst.
At best, we can transcend our individual selves to form a greater whole. In this situation our happiness grows, filling us and spilling over to everyone nearby. Or, conversely, in our worst moments, we can get mired in our differences and our unhappiness seems to magnify until it is almost unbearable. (We’ve all sat through those holiday dinners where tempers flare and doors slam.) So, my wish is that you find joy and unity in your gatherings with friends and family during this holiday season. And all the best to you and your loved ones in 2016.