Eric Alan | Celebrate What's Right With the World

by Eric Alan

June 01, 2019

Alongside the banks of Oregon’s wild and scenic Metolius River, I watch trout in the shallows, but think of salmon in the rapids. One life connects to another, to another, to mine, to yours. We’re all alive in greater currents that start flowing somewhere we might sense but never see.

 

These river currents I’m currently beside have flowed steadily for far longer than I’ve been alive. The steadiness of the… READ MORE

 
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by Eric Alan

May 04, 2019

Lately, I’ve shifted from seeking pinnacles of experience, to deepening my appreciation of the aimless and ordinary—though I define those terms differently than many.

 

Peak moments still capture my imagination, and everyone’s. As photographers and viewers, we’re drawn to the image that captures the most exquisite sunset, or the autumn leaf best colored with the grace of a master painter’s brushstroke.… READ MORE

 
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by Eric Alan

April 06, 2019

When challenges appear far larger than I am, I celebrate how malleable my sense of scale is. I celebrate how the restoration of my faith and perspective can come through the tiniest vision; how the smallest remembrance can create the largest shift.

 

That’s recently been essential. In this remote Oregon forest, we’re only now fully feeling the impact of the most destructive snowstorm here in the past fifty… READ MORE

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