A Walk a Day

Missy Stevens

Nature has been a source of inspiration to me for many years. I love to look closely.

 

The practice of taking photos and sharing one each day started serendipitously on January 1, 2016. My favorite way to celebrate New Year’s Day is to take a long walk with Tilly, my pup. I imagine that I am walking away from the old year and whatever sorrows it holds and into the not yet known possibilities the new year holds. I feel a sense of freedom and expansiveness.

 

On that New Year’s Day walk, I took a photo and shared it on Facebook so that a particular friend, one who needed some new possibilities and couldn’t get out for a walk, would see it.

 

January 1 seemed like a great day to start a practice, and so I did. Almost every day since then I’ve posted some small or large bit of mystery and joy that I see and feel in nature. It is important for me to see that beauty simply exists, no matter what else is going on.

 

Missy Stevens is a Sierra Club Connecticut member and an artist, working primarily with thread and fabric to make thread paintings.