For ten years, this poem has been captivating my sensibilities. It comes to mind each time that I witness a breathtaking sunset, an act of great kindness, or an exchange of unconditional love. In moments of conflict, it arises, pleading with me to remember that it is more important to be loving than to be right. It is this love that I am striving for. It is this love that creates unspeakable beauty.

photo location: St. John, US Virgin Islands (June 2014)


Music is magic. It can transform anything into something beautiful. I am fairly certain that, given the right composition, we could realign every star in the sky. At the very least, I know with absolute certainty that it makes me the best version of myself.

photo includes artwork by Anahata Joy Katkin “Love Who You Are”