I love the joyful enthusiasm of this household.

Quick, by Mike Shell

Despite the hint of lower economic status suggested by their location next to a convenience store on a busy avenue, they cheer us every year with the “reckless exuberance” of their Xmas lights.

Blessèd be,

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Miksang: contemplative photography

Friend Wendy has introduced me to a Tibetan Buddhist term for the sort of photography I am drawn to.

As the Miksang Institute for Contemplative Photography website explains,
Miksang is a Tibetan word that translates as “good eye.”

Miksang, at its most basic level, is concerned with uncovering the truth of pure perception. We see something vivid and penetrating, and in that moment we can express our perception without making anything up—nothing added, nothing missing…. One moment,

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