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Excerpt from the Foreword of: Mariposas Nocturnas

image of photo collection from Mariposas Nocturnas

Though they crawl on the gilded borders of illuminated manuscripts from another time, often seen as marginalia, I see moths as living oracles who do not speak but quietly land on the surface of things, often as a disturbance calling our attention to the importance of all that is hidden.

excerpt from the Foreword by Terry Tempest Williams in the volume of photography entitled, Mariposas Nocturnas by Emmit Gowin, 2017

Excerpt from Thoreau

photo by Sylvia

After a rain-threatening morning it is a beautiful Indian summer day, the most remarkable hitherto and equal to any of the kind. Yet we kept fires in the forenoon, the warmth not having got into the house. It is akin to sin to spend such a day in the house.

from The Journal 1837-1861 by Henry David Thoreau

photo by Sylvia
photo by Sylvia