“For this week’s challenge, explore the classical elements of earth, air, water, and fire.
How do you capture something invisible like air, or the movement of water? Or, more personally, is there a place you go to feel connected to the earth?
Take a moment to explore these elements, in or out of balance, together or individually, as you pick up your camera this week.”
The ancients teach us that originally there was only one energy, one creative force. It was, even before the light.
And from its desire to know itself, everything else was created. Every thing we know was explosively generated from the one.
This original energy still animates everything, every element that is; even our own knowingness.
The continual joy of creation comes from the interplay of all of the elements; every bit of fire and earth, water and air. These essential elements structure even our own imagination.
Try to take away even one of the elements, and what is left? Some balance will be restored ….
Our life depends on the interplay of fire, water, air, minerals, and the unique animation we call spirit.
“I’ve always known, on a purely intellectual level,
that our separateness and isolation are an illusion.
We’re all made of the same thing—
the blown-out pieces of matter formed in the fires of dead stars.
I’d just never felt that knowledge in my bones until that moment,
there, with you, and it’s because of you.”
Every particle and spark is important; a part of the whole. Every one of us is important: a part of the whole; elemental.