I've never been a meme host before so please be patient as I figure out the process. I will do my best to visit your blogs when you link up, but as you know if you are a regular follower of my blog, sometimes I just don't have the energy to respond to everyone who visits, (MS lassitude has a way of sneaking up on me) so the same will be true for participants of I Heart Macro... AND I will make my best effort to connect with you as I am able. The meme will be open from Saturday's at 8pm EST through Monday's at 8pm EST.
Feel free to include poetry, prose and thoughts your macro photo or series inspire(s) in you. Writing is completely optional for participation however. Straight out of the camera, edited, color, black and white; all are welcome as long as you bring the viewer near to whatever it is that attracted your heart and woke up delight. Technically I don't have a "macro" lens, although my Lumix DMC-LX5 is excellent at close range, so don't feel like you can't participate if you don't have fancy equipment either.
I read this quote recently and I think it applies to expansive experiences as well as deeply focused practices such as macro photography. "Pure awareness transcends thinking... It allows you to look at the world once again with open eyes. And when you do so, a sense of wonder and quiet contentment begins to reappear in your life."~Mark Williams and Danny Pennman, from Mindfulness An Eight-Week Plan For Finding Peace In A Frantic World
So, enjoy slowing down with your camera, paying full attention, observing beauty and curiosities many people pass right by. Your generosity of spirit and keen eyes might just open the door to miniscule miracles and mirth others would not have access to otherwise.
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