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Jul 12, 2017

What could be more inspiring than nature?

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Nature is what I find most inspirational. In almost every aspect of my life my relationship with nature helps drive me. In nature I find beauty, though sometimes that beauty is hidden, and it is only by utilizing keen observation that it is to be found. In nature I find consistency. As each night comes I know it will be followed by the morning. In nature I find hope. In the thickest fog, I know that the sun will find its way to shine. In each of these truths (and many others), I find the inspiration to see my life similarly, and use the truths I have learned to help guide me.

Jul 12, 2017

I do too! So much I have found a love for photography!

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