An Amateur Is One Who Loves…

by Mark Chmiel

I was at RISE Coffee today with Carrie, who’s soon headed off for first year of university at Mizzou. Early on in our conversation, she asked me if I’d like to see some of her photos. For the next 45 minutes, my jaw repeatedly dropped as I looked at her phone. (She had emailed the photos to her phone, as she had taken them with a camera.) Compared to how often we, with our I-Phones, shoot and post photos nearly instantaneously, Carrie is model of patience, mindfulness, abiding presence: “To get that moon, I waited for an hour.”

Some of us do Sitting Meditation. Carrie does Photo Meditation.

Carrie Moon

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