Most of us have reached the point where creativity withers or sometimes ceases. When that happens, some type of change—of scenery, of routine, whatever– can help. After Christmas this past year, the Rev. Elizabeth Marie Melchionna took a paddling trip in the Everglades. She came back not only refreshed, ready to approach her still relatively new job, but also with some amazing photographs.
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And now, on to this month’s feature…
Elizabeth Marie writes, “There was a certain rightness with the world that I felt here…We were
all together as friends and family of choice in a community that we don’t often get in our daily lives.” The wonderful irony of these photographs is that the time and space away from technology was one of the things that made the experience so beautiful, and yet without technology, we would not have been able to share in the piece of creation being revealed in this moment. What have you done lately to renew your creativity? In what ways have you been surprised by that renewal?