“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.
Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter
“On a recent wilderness hike I found myself quite lost, cold and sensing a growing panic in my gut.
I sat to collect my wits and it was then that I noticed this remarkable tree. It had somehow grown through an immovable boulder in an effort to claim its own place, its own life.
I found it an inspiring reminder about how we respond to seemingly insurmountable obstacles. And this photograph and print is the result. – Douglas
“Will it be here that we shall find a place
which will not elude us, or which if it remains
does not exert on us a culpable attraction?
Or must we, leaning over the deck and
watching the shores glide by,
move forever onward?”
― André Gide, Urien’s Voyage
“…beauty lies between the extremities of order and complexity
― Alain de Botton, The Architecture of Happiness