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on finality | our different sameness
January 2nd, 2015

“Little by little, one travels far” -J.R.R. Tolkien

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This last sunset of the year

golden

It is promising and whispers of transformation and of purpose and of peace.

2014. You were snowfall, bed-head, seeking, sledding, these two sisters, visitors from old friends, second birthdays, Shrinemont, reflection, responsibility, foxes, slip-n-slides, popsicle stained lips, fresh flowers, playing in the rain, independence, fifth birthdays, honeysuckles, berries from the vine, laughter, friendship, painted bodies, wide smiles, struggle, persistence, peace, tree climbing, bare feet, fireflies, tears, picnics with friends, scooters, playing in the surf, family visits, swinging high, running fast, making space, apples, warm springs, horse riding, discernment, new additions, missteps, forgiveness, mail to and from Manila, connections, frustration, sleeping through the night, stars and angels, new roles, exploration, big steps and small ones too.

2015. What will you be?

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.

on warmth | our different sameness
December 1st, 2014

“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and a richness to life that nothing else can bring.” – Oscar Wilde

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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.

on mystery | our different sameness
November 3rd, 2014

“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.”

-Mary Oliver

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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.