Watching with glittering eyes…

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Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.

Roald Dahl

This is the way I want to see the world, as a child does, with glittering eyes and an unconditioned mind and an open heart. And this is the way I do see the world more now than ever before because of photography.

Today I am celebrating and paying tribute to the many online friends and photography buffs that I have connected with in Canada, the United States and many other countries through social media.

Thank you for sharing with me the magic you find in the world and the unique and exciting ways YOU see it — through your images and your words. I am regularly gobsmacked (good Irish expression there) by your particular vision and passion.

We use our eyes and our lenses and our artistic tools so differently, but what we share is profound — a gratitude and appreciation for the gifts that keep coming — even in the times that challenge us to our core. We support each other and encourage each other. And we keep coming back to what is truly important.

Indeed Rumi is right: “there are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.”