A Journey Within

Life does not always turn out as we envision. My husband and I imagined ourselves in old age sitting on rocking chairs contentedly watching the ocean. Widowed after a long marriage and newly retired, I was uncertain about how to create a phase two.

People deal with the death of loved ones in many ways. I chose to push myself to explore and have new experiences in the hope of discovering what life alone could become. I took a camera as my companion.

As I worked to remain engaged in the world, I became open to the beauty and mystery around me. Journey Within, portfolio of interiors, serves as a metaphor for my introspection during this time. A narrative without a plot, I peek into some rooms, stare intently in others and continue my explorations. Within the stillness I have found joy and solace.