One of the things this Replacement Camera Campaign has been teaching me is this: these photo-quote posts are capable of speaking to the needs of a variety of different viewers.
For some, verbal expressions of spirituality - poetic, theological or insight-based - are simply not their thing. For them, the photos themselves speak volumes and become a sort of non-verbal "spirituality," although they may not call it by that name. As a result, they don't have a need for the quotes.
For a second group of people, the photos are a bit beside the point. For them, the quotes - and the insights they contain - are themselves the major nourishment.
And for a third group of viewers, BOTH quotes and photos are important. These folks therefore spend time with each. I love the fact that all three of these types of viewers can find their own unique nourishment from just a single post :)
Photo: Maroon-colored peak and golden aspen trees, near Crater Lake, Maroon Bells - Snowmass Wilderness, CO, September 27, 2015
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Stephen Hatch, M.A. is a spiritual teacher and photographer from Fort Collins, Colorado. His approach is contemplative, inter-spiritual, and Earth-based.