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The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed…

Photo, K.Barrett, author (Edible Heart)

PHOTO-A-DAY CHALLENGE

Day 1

The edible heart above was a creation I tried based on an online image. The original idea was to place mozzarella balls on the toothpick at either end of the heart and serve it as a Valentine’s Day appetizer.

I just wondered if it really worked. I cut the cherry…

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Martin Luther King, Jr. is mentioned in the opening definition of awe in The Science of Awe, a whitepaper prepared for the John Templeton Foundation by the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley.

A majestic waterfall, the Taj Mahal, towering redwoods, the Grand Canyon, a tornado, Beethoven’s Symphony Number…

Image, K.Barrett, author

The photo above reminds me of a magical moment drifting through Lake Huron on a not-so-common, no-sweatshirt-needed, summer evening. The setting sun spilled sparkling gemstones across the water. They seemed to be danced toward me. Each golden gem glimmered and bounced with its own unique cadence over each ripple —…

Photo, K.Barrett, author (Lost Doorknob, Moving On)

PHOTO-A-DAY CHALLENGE

Day 1

The cover photo is my gingerbread house for the family zoom contest. This year we got a pretty late start and our time was very limited. This wasn’t my best work but my husband submitted a photo of mine as his own, causing a little confusion for the judge. We…

Photo, K.Barrett, Author (Winter Sunrise Reflection)

A majestic waterfall, the Taj Mahal, towering redwoods, the Grand Canyon, a tornado, Beethoven’s Symphony Number 9, Monet’s Water Lilies, a fractal, a spiritual experience, a performance by Prince, a child being born, a speech by Martin Luther King, Jr., …

K. Barrett

I’m an educator, mom, wife, daughter, sister, friend, reader, writer, photographer, and health enthusiast, connecting with and helping others through writing.

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