{May} we be brave.

May 2017 - iPhone Version

May 2017 - iPhone Version

When Kari sent me the quote for this month, the image of the sunlit ferns amongst the dark forest immediately came to mind. I asked her if she had a gut feeling about a certain kind of image just to see if we were on the same page. She described it exactly, without having ever seen this particular photo before. Must be a sister thing :)

It wasn't just that the feeling of this image aligned with these particular words of Brené Brown, but the moment happening as I captured this photo resonates deeply. I had recently reunited with a college friend and we found ourselves together, camping on Fathers' day, each of us grieving the loss of our own. During that shared weekend, I stepped into the depths of the pain to discover the power of friendship.

My heart tends to the beat of an empathic drum, which in many cases can be a wonderful thing, but often stepping into the darkness can be scary, and the weight of this broken world can be overwhelming. Yet, as I think back to the moment I took this image, it is beautiful to remember that I was not alone. So let this be an encouragement for us to step into the darkness together, and discover our collective light.

Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.
— Brené Brown
May 2017 - Desktop Version

May 2017 - Desktop Version

May 2017 - Printable Version

May 2017 - Printable Version