Sunday, June 29, 2008

Kodak moment?

You are walking along a path through an amazing and peaceful forest. Thick green moss hangs from the ancient trees while the sun, hidden by a canopy of leaves only peaks through occasionally to light the way. Almost without a sound a young deer emerges on the trail ahead and glances back to acknowledge you. She knows you mean her no harm. A small rustle in the underbrush indicates she is not alone. Silently you stand watching while her fawn, no higher than your knee and still wearing spots, carefully joins her. Together they pause no more than 30 feet in front of you before ambling along slowly, sampling the various plants along the way. They allow you to follow close behind before finally exiting the path a few hundred yards from their entry. As this scene unfolds before you, you are aware of the camera at your side. What would you do?

The scene described is one of a couple I have been blessed with in recent weeks. A memory that will remain with me for a long time, but not captured with a camera. In all such experiences, I can't bring myself to aim a lens due to a feeling inside that in some way the moment is cheapened by the attempt. It is a feeling I have learned recently that I share with more friends than I would have guessed. Your perspective would be greatly appreciated.

Thursday, June 26, 2008


Welcome to my blog!

There are many various descriptions defining what a Visionquest is, in my case it is simply a journey seeking to grow as a person, a physical journey as well as a spiritual one, working to become, not to acquire.

I believe it is important to be a student of life, to learn from every available source and recognize and grab hold of wisdom in all the forms it can be found. I also believe doing so involves expanding your vision beyond what your eyes can see and being careful to listen beyond what your ears can hear. There is much I want to share, ideas to exchange, perspectives to gain.

The physical aspects of my particular journey include a van which at this point I have given no clever name. The design and modifications to it will be well covered. I consider myself very much a nomad, part of a large tribe of vandwellers across the country.

For the future: A little philosophy, some strange hobbies and interests, probably a fair amount of lame humor(my apologies in advance), hopefully some intriguing ideas and absolutely no strings attached. Hope you enjoy your visit!