Connecting To Place - Blackwater Falls, West Virginia

01.14.20 06:03 PM By John - Comment(s)
This place where I grew up, it intertwined with my heart and held me as I grew. To this day this land still holds me though I often mourn my physical distance from it.

Clay Vessels

04.15.18 10:46 PM By John - Comment(s)
Clay Vessels   All of our lives made of clay Our hearts, our minds, and each day.   And those who love us   Shape and mold us   Their fingerprints remain   Forever part of the vessel. #reflecting #metaphor #nikonusa #gratitude #interdependence #potter #potterywheel


03.23.17 12:29 AM By John - Comment(s)
How interesting windows can be East Patrick Street, Downtown Frederick
Windows O you window, measure of longing, refilling so many times as one life spills over and hurries toward an other life. You who divide and who bring together, as changeable as the sea— a mirror, suddenly, reflecting and...

Counter Intuitive 

03.08.17 01:15 PM By John - Comment(s)
We join spokes together in a wheel, but it is the center hole that makes the wagon move. We shape clay into a pot, but it is the emptiness inside that holds whatever we want. We hammer wood for a house, but it is the inner space that makes it livable. We work with being, but non-being is what we us...

The Path Ahead

12.19.16 08:07 AM By John - Comment(s)

Fear is an emotional response that often causes confusion.

Standing behind the lens looking into a strangers eyes. Seeing someone as they rarely get to to themselves sometimes feels terrifying. Trembling and fumbling with the buttons of the camera and dials on the lens. Noticing the racing. ...