Woodlands Spring 2014 02 — White Fringed Phacelia along Porter’s Creek Trail, Greenbrier District, Great Smoky Mountains National Park near Cosby, TN, April 12, 2014
Photography, for me, is not lucrative at all, but it is meaningful and satisfying to a depth and degree that money cannot buy.
Meaning transforms our values.
What is meaningful calls us beyond what is good or right, and requires us to transcend that which normally passes for a life worth living.
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Values, or Needs, a sequential levels of values from physiological, to social, to psychological and the highest, “self-actualization,” is the first thing that goes, said Joseph Campbell, “in the grip of a mythical vision.”
A mythical vision is transcendent of all ideas, and ideals, of value, and is the experience of meaning itself.
We don’t get there with dialogue and discussion.
We are transported there by an encounter with more than words can say.
And how do we arrange for that kind of event?
How do we make a date with destiny?
Be aware of the time and place of your living, and look closer at everything that catches your eye.