Artist’s Statement: There is something grand to be said about solitude.
Although it is not perhaps the ideal state most seek, it is nonetheless a privileged place in which to rest.
When the noise stops and the silence of a pristine world sets in, things merely change within.
Imagine inhaling the thinning air of high altitudes, of the desert, or the thicker atmosphere of one’s backyard.
There is life in every particle if you take the time to slow down and abandon the humdrum of the city where it may appear everything is.
It is quite unfathomable for many to understand the possibility offered by a solitary journey to where few venture.
These images are an invitation to join and commune with something much larger than the daily unwanted duties of a busy human life.
Fabrice Poussin teaches French and English at Shorter University. Author of novels and poetry, his work has appeared in Kestrel, Symposium, The Chimes, and many other magazines. His photography has been published in The Front Porch Review, the San Pedro River Review as well as other publications.
This is his third feature on The Fictional Café. You can see his first two here.
Very powerful photographs.
Earlier today I read an obit of Thich Nhat Hanh. Looking now at these photos, I see mindfulness in each one. My favorite is “Alone”
Yes! Seeing the beauty in everyday scenes is a key component of mindfulness. Thanks for reading and nice to see you back at the Café, Stephen.
Exraordinary. It takes a poet to find this rare desert beauty. I would love to know where he shot these photos.