“Truly, we live with mysteries too marvelous
to be understood.
How grass can be nourishing in the
mouths of the lambs.
How rivers and stones are forever
in allegiance with gravity
while we ourselves dream of rising.
How two hands touch and the bonds
will never be broken.
How people come, from delight or the
scars of damage,
to the comfort of a poem.
Let me keep my distance, always, from those
who think they have the answers.
Let me keep company always with those who say
“Look!” and laugh in astonishment,
and bow their heads.”
She is the company that I keep. And, she is in so many ways responsible for grounding me in mystery. I witness her marveling at the simple and questioning the complex and find myself suspecting that they are one and the same. She is a constant stream of questions that I do not know the answers to, but there is comfort there in the asking and in the silence that can follow. Our bond is forged in mystery just as her life is a reflection of the divine mystery. And, that is marvelous.
Our Different Sameness is the combined effort of a group of photographers seeking to explore our human connection through images and words. In our attempt to authentically capture what may prove to be intangible and elusive, we seek only to journey together honestly. Every month, we will explore what it means to be human, and how we experience life as part of a collective. Our goal is not only to explore these themes, but to celebrate the sameness we find within them. To learn more about the project and view our work, visit us here.