by Eric Alan

June 12, 2021

A silhouette of a man is often in my memory, as I walk the ocean shore. It’s been a couple of years since I saw him, and we never directly interacted. Yet I can’t forget him. He was at the edge of the waves with a metal detector, seeking treasure. He reminded me of a fisherman, of the type who really don’t care if they ever catch a fish, as long as they connect with the water, the wild outdoors, the contemplative slowness… READ MORE

 
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by Eric Alan

May 08, 2021

It’s increasingly difficult to determine what is real, as we filter our perceptions ever more through screens and machines. It can be confusing, though it isn’t always bad. Magic is often newly artful, as the stunning array of recent digital images can attest. I celebrate the wild new creative possibilities.

 

I also celebrate the humility of accepting that we’re always in the realm of unknowing.… READ MORE

 
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by Eric Alan

April 10, 2021

A sense of being home often settles as dust does. It may land imperceptibly, though its accumulation is gently relentless. One day you may wake up to realize that where you once simply stayed is now where you truly belong. If fortune and choices have both been good, it’s a settling to celebrate. It’s another marker of time’s reliable passage. Time too is gently relentless in its settling and accumulation.

 

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