The name of my blog is taken from a poem by e.e. cummings:
[I carry your heart with me(i carry it in] (Poetry Foundation: [i carry your heart with me(i carry it in])
“…and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you…”
I love this poem and I particularly love the line: “whatever a moon has always meant.” To me it suggests that deep mystery that makes us speechless in the face of life, and of nature. The moon, or anything else that we encounter in nature or in this world, can be something we revel in or something we ignore. Beauty is all around us if we only open our eyes, pause, and see with all our being.
I’ve decided to start this blog, dedicated just to photography, to challenge myself to see the world around me. To notice whatever the moon has always meant, whatever a sun will always sing. On this blog I’ll take on challenges created by other bloggers. I have been doing these challenges on my Oman blog, but I decided I’d like to keep the focus of that blog on Oman. This blog will enable me to explore any and every theme.
I’m not a great photographer; neither do I have a really fancy camera, but I have come to love taking pictures, and I want to challenge myself to learn and improve in all areas: composition, subject matter, lighting, color, angles. I welcome any comments that can help me to capture the world on my digital camera!
Right now I am an English teacher working and living in Nizwa, Oman. I won’t be here forever, but for now, this is the place I call home. If you’d like join me on my journey in Oman, please visit me at a nomad in the land of nizwa. I’d love to have you along.
Here’s me in a nutshell. The current me: passionate nomad, big dreamer, mom, wanna-be writer, avid reader, world traveler, English teacher, lover of Middle East culture, restless soul, hopeless romantic.
The past me: quilter, jewelry-maker, horse-lover, writer of short stories and one very long unedited novel, party girl, member of the fabulous foursome, and suburban housewife.
I have three children from ages 19-28, and I have been separated from my husband for 5 years. These years on my own have been difficult and lonely, but totally necessary to my own personal growth. I miss my husband and my family, but I struggled with the suburban lifestyle of northern Virginia and I needed to escape. As much of a cliché as it is, I needed to find myself. Someday I will want to return home. I hope people who know me will understand this journey that I’m on. To all of the people I love: i carry your heart with me…. 🙂