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The Shape of Life | Strong Mansion Portraits

"he was trying to show me the shape of his life, 
and what might become the shape of it."
wendell berry
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"He was seeing the time to come as a possibility, and as a life that he loved.  And though maybe neither of us fully understood it, he made me love it.  It wasn't as though I was being swept away by some irresistible emotion. 

It was just... the thought of resistance never entered my mind.  When I imagined him entering the life he saw, I imagined myself entering it too.  It was a possibility that belonged to both of us.

It is entirely clear to me now.  We were coming together into the presence of something good that was possible in this world.  And it just seemed that, as we waited together for the coming of this life, it had become wrong to sit apart." Wendell Berry, from Hannah Coulter
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13 comments:

  1. oh.
    wendell berry.
    and these photos.
    beautiful.

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  2. beautiful
    all I can say !

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  3. the pictures. the words. lovely. <3

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  4. Wow. And I adore her dress!

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  5. these are pure art. oh my goodness.

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  6. These are your most gorgeous pictures ever. I love how much light is in them. The more light is in a picture, that more cheerful and full of life it seems.

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  7. Such a joy to be in your images! These turned out WAY more beautiful than I felt while in the curtains ;)

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  8. wendell berry's words are amazing. and these photos are lovely. and basically, i just love this post.

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  9. absolutely captivating.

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  10. I LOVE how even though these are bright full of light, and the beautiful subjects are behind the veil, you do not lose a bit of the emotion, detail, joy, and beauty.

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  11. I LOVE the new look!!! Beautiful pictures as always, but I'm still sitting at my desk "wow"ing over the new design. Splendid job!

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