16 images Created 24 Mar 2015
France: Expressions of Peace
Before she died in 2004, my mother told me to look for expressions of peace in the world. "So I would say that God's peace is available, and he uses many different expressions of peace but you have to continue to look for them and expect to find them." In 2003, I was living in London and my mother met me in Paris to tell me what I had felt, but didn't want to know. It was there I learned her health was failing much more rapidly than I had expected. It was there I learned my plans for travel and exploration needed to pause. I made my way back to the United States to be with her, to bear witness to her journey to the end of her life. On the tenth anniversary of her death, I returned to France, to discover new places and explore where we had once been together. As often as possible, I return to create images for this ongoing series, searching for new expressions of the peace found in the light, line and gesture of everyday life.