When I first started blogging a couple of years ago I simply wanted to write my stories and share them and a blog seemed a good way to do this. It has transitioned into helping you recognise yourself for who you are. Why would you be bothered with such a thing? It is as simple as this:
– when you know who you are, you can value yourself. As against – if you have no idea of who you are, what is there you can claim to value? For example, if you recognise that you are creative and then you claim that part of you, you can value your creativity.
– the extension of this is – when you have something about yourself you value, and you share that with others, life is sweeter, you are uplifted and happier and there is an incredible amount of joy, all round, from that sharing. It is a little joy of sharing ‘story’.
This work about self discovery is all about the heart, love, things unseen, higher order things. When my niece sent me her image of a heart of flowers she made with flowers she found around her suburb, I had to use it. And I popped into this post two images of mine I had been wanting to share for a while.
This is my photograph of the last Transit of Venus* of the 21st century, taken in Sydney, Australia on 5th June 2012. A transit of Venus is when Venus, second planet from the Sun, passes directly between the Sun and the Earth becoming visible against the solar disc. These transits are among the rarest of predictable astronomical phenomena occurring in a pattern that repeats every 243 years. The next one is 10-11 December 2017. The last one was 1882. So it is RARE! I find the story of this photo amazing for two reasons. One, why was it I who was shown this image – I, the one, with camera always at hand – did not anyone else see it? And two, why a heart, why not just a round blob? Could it be anything to do with the fact that at the core of the work I am starting to do in the world is the heart’s love? Could it?
*Venus is the Roman Goddess of love, beauty, sex, fertility and prosperity.
One of my ‘full moon drawings’, which is actually a photograph. I have been photographing the full moon since 2007 and this is the first one I have ever published. Couldn’t help but turn that great, big, beaming orb of moonlight into a heart!