Wild Goose Festival

P1050105_DxO.tiftpzOn July 9-12, 2015, Joan and I attended the Wild Goose Festival (WGF) in Hot Springs, NC. I had submitted a proposal which was accepted and I co-presented with John Dear on “Seeing Merton.” John spoke about Merton on nonviolence. I addressed Merton on photography, spirituality and peacemaking. As Merton said, “We are already one. We all have to realize this. We have to become what we are.”

I also exhibited six of my photographs. Photography opens the doors and windows to contemplation—seeing into the very is-ness of things. Photography reveals the “hidden wholeness” and “beauty deep down things”—to wed Merton and Hopkins. Continue reading