My First Photo Contest Entry

12.06.19 04:34 PM By John - Comment(s)

I spent most of my time outdoors in nature. Frequently I saw shy wild animals and beautiful scenes. So I took my old manual 35 mm camera with me whenever I could. One photo stands out to me of all of hundreds that I took. Near the end of summer break between fifth and sixth grade I made a photo that...

Beneath The Busy Surface Mind

07.24.17 10:52 AM By John - Comment(s)
Sunset over Beaver Pond, Thornhurst, PA photograph by John Canan May 2017.
That day I saw beneath dark clouds
the passing light over the water
and I heard the voice of the world speak out,
I knew then, as I had before
life is no passing memory of what has been
nor the remaining pages in a grea...

Lost Until Found

07.16.17 07:03 PM By John - Comment(s)

What is it that calls to you, that calls to you from within your being?  What demands your attention so fiercely that you go to all lengths to avoid it?  What speaks so softly, so swiftly to your soul that just listening brings you to your edge and your eyes begin to weep?  This is wh...

Original Instructions 

04.28.17 06:06 PM By John - Comment(s)
Springtime - a surge of life force awakens from dormancy full of inspiration hope and energy. The plants and the trees understand and work with the cycle of nature. They do not try to make spring forever time. And they have a process they follow as part of the cycle -  it's what comes next; fru...

Moments - Fleeting and Unknown

04.28.17 05:35 PM By John - Comment(s)
This ever fleeting moment - a felt sense of eternity. And Forever-ness the nemosis of Now; a tonic we use to numb the mind from the burns from the comet - time.  Yet it is the very constancy of change that gives the flickers that dance across the night sky of our striatum it's sweet sweet taste...