Eric Alan | Celebrate What's Right With the World

by Eric Alan

June 29, 2019

I take refuge from the road in the Oregon Garden, in the small town of Silverton. Within its gorgeous eighty acres, gardeners cultivate more than flowers, plants and trees. They also cultivate medicine—whether or not they know it. Many come for the garden’s healing gifts; especially the elderly, it seems.

 

The holistic nature of healing is as ancient as illness itself. It’s been intimately familiar to me… READ MORE

 
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by Eric Alan

June 01, 2019

Alongside the banks of Oregon’s wild and scenic Metolius River, I watch trout in the shallows, but think of salmon in the rapids. One life connects to another, to another, to mine, to yours. We’re all alive in greater currents that start flowing somewhere we might sense but never see.

 

These river currents I’m currently beside have flowed steadily for far longer than I’ve been alive. The steadiness of the… READ MORE

 
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by Eric Alan

May 04, 2019

Lately, I’ve shifted from seeking pinnacles of experience, to deepening my appreciation of the aimless and ordinary—though I define those terms differently than many.

 

Peak moments still capture my imagination, and everyone’s. As photographers and viewers, we’re drawn to the image that captures the most exquisite sunset, or the autumn leaf best colored with the grace of a master painter’s brushstroke.… READ MORE

 
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