May 17, 2012, I discovered a woman up the hill taking pictures of cactus flowers. I had walked by the cactus almost daily for years and had never seen the cluster of riotous pink petals before. When I commented, she said a man a few doors down had told her they only bloom for a couple days and when the sun comes out they close up. True or not, I didn't want to miss the occasion, and I joined her in the photo session. (It was true. They were closed when I visited again, five days later.)
Staying still. Watching carefully. Revisiting familiar places. Inspiration is abundant and waiting.
|Those Who Wait Can Walk Through Walls, 2008|
Book photo by Sibila Savage