Eric Alan | Celebrate What's Right With the World

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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by Eric Alan

April 06, 2019

When challenges appear far larger than I am, I celebrate how malleable my sense of scale is. I celebrate how the restoration of my faith and perspective can come through the tiniest vision; how the smallest remembrance can create the largest shift.

 

That’s recently been essential. In this remote Oregon forest, we’re only now fully feeling the impact of the most destructive snowstorm here in the past fifty… READ MORE

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by Eric Alan

February 16, 2019

I’ve come to celebrate winter rather than resist it, which has enlivened my love for the entire cycle of seasons. I love winter’s long nights and their extended opportunities for rest and imagination. Storms encourage inner slowness and home time. Embracing that gives me the rejuvenation of hibernation. With every winter, I choose a creative focus, so that I’ll emerge into spring with something new to give and share. Doing… READ MORE

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