Dec 312010

by Sven Eberlein

It’s the end of the year, a time when many of us piece together the perspectives gained throughout the seasonal cycle into one continuous story.

This is a collage, an attempt not only at making sense of my own journey (most photos link to posts I wrote this year) but at bridging the always beckoning dichotomy of hope and despair, heart and intellect, seeking change and being at peace with what is. I hope you’ll enjoy!

I thought about what to write…

but sometimes words can hardly express the deeper layers of life.

How do you put into words the agony of our wasteful ways…

…and at the same time celebrate the resilience and resourcefulness of the human spirit?

Perhaps the key to understanding is to think magically…

…without losing sight of the mundane.

What I found was that by marveling at the small things

I was made to see the impossible

and find inspiration in unexpected places

Once you start envisioning change…

you realize that it’s right in front of you, if only you open your eyes.

One thing I learned for sure:
If you want to get a view of heaven…

you better take note of the signs along the path

peace & seeds for creative change in 2011!


photo & art credits
Lethal Birdbath, by Rhianna Hixon
Alien Ballet, art and image by Albertus Gorman
Ecocity, by Richard Register
all other photos by Debra Baida & Sven Eberlein