Jacqueline is a photographer that specializes in portraiture photography and Art Documentation.
“I am a woman, a mother, and a poet. My soul is tethered to precious people and the herculean task of their care. I find the sacred in the ordinary. I must, or walking this winding, sometimes spiraling path to an unknown destination loses meaning.” Like a leaf tossed in the air, caught up in a damp cyclone of autumn frenzy Or a lost sock spun on an eternal rinse and repeat cycle Like a bird feather whirling in a white water river Rushing around a stone searching for the sweet spot in the eddy The familiar groan of the school bus stopping and starting, loading happy chaos up and down the groggy morning street The house empties, two bodies out the door then one more Sent out to face whatever may come with reassurances of love and reminders of courage The maelstrom dissipates Silence falls like a heavy comfortable blanket The leaf softly swings from side to side as it floats to the ground The click and whine of the washer slowly lowers in tone and stops The feather finds calm in the pool just behind the rock Peace returns Until the familiar groan of the school bus is heard once again But until then, coffee. One of the most magical things on this earth is how starlings move en mass — it’s like God herself is creating living breathing kinetic sculptures in real-time. Lofted free In thrum of wind Slicing through the blue Orchestrated dips and sways Daring plummets Banking left and right Exhilarating calculations In concert Unity with variety Vers libre Equally magnificent is bioluminescent life, emitting light that says, “I am here” or more likely, “Don’t eat me.” I want to spend more minutes within the hours of my busy day appreciating these kinds of things. I want to shed the tired, worn and worried — trade it in for awed, inspired and imaginative. Don’t misunderstand me, I don’t want to be up in the clouds. I just want to sink my toes into warm loamy soil or step into an ice-cold alpine stream. I want to be grounded and alert to the very moment. I want to take it all in.
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