My Important Way

by Ann de Bruyn

Guy Tal

Professional photographic artist, author and speaker working primarily in the Western US.

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The most important step in emancipating oneself from social controls is the ability to find rewards in the events of each moment. ~Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

I confess to feeling awkward these days, as I suspect many do, writing about photography, art, and qualities of experience as momentous events unfold in the world. These may seem petty considerations in a time when the very forces of nature are conspiring to threaten the existence of the human species.

I confess to feeling awkward these days, as I suspect many do, writing about photography, art, and qualities of experience as momentous events unfold in the world. These may seem petty considerations in a time when the very forces of nature are conspiring to threaten the existence of the human species

But there is also a sense in which celebrating beauty and inspiration may be even more important in such times than in others. Anxiety about the future may serve to remind one of the importance of considering the finite nature of life and the wisdom of not taking anything for granted. While such reminders may be prompted by worries and difficulties, their true value is in realising that they remain every bit as important even without the difficulties that may force them to the surface.

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