Power Preserved


Power Preserved at Central Park.

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“Quietness”- Rumi


I recently unearthed my “Rumi” book from college and the page with this poem was marked.  This poem is as perfect now as it was to me 14 years ago when I marked the page.  I hope you enjoy this poem as much as I do.


Inside this new love, die.Your way begins on the other side.
Become the sky.
Take an axe to the prison wall.
Walk out like someone finally born into color.
Do it now.
You’re covered with thick cloud.
Slide out the side. Die,
and be quiet.  Quietness is the surest sign
that you’ve died.
Your old life was a frantic running
from silence.
The speechless full moon
comes out now.

I’ve Been Busy

One of the reasons I moved to Florida was to take a break from production and pursue my first love and obsession, photography.  I will continue photographing in Seattle, of course, but I will miss all of the people I’ve had the opportunity to photograph.  There’s something very special in documenting a moment in someone’s life, freezing them in time.  It’s a huge responsibility and I treasure the fact that so many people have trusted me with their memories.

I’ve had the opportunity to photograph some really wonderful people over the last year and a half.chattergoldstudios6 diana1 chattergoldstudios chattergoldstudios8 chattergoldstudios_4 Kenzie_small KENZIEWM  Here are some of the people I’ve had the pleasure of photographing recently before my move to Seattle.  Visit my company facebook page for more eye candy.

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