Saturday, December 28, 2013

A New Year's Greeting from Margaret Dodd

Photography © 2013 Margaret Kay Dodd

Which is worth more, a crowd of thousands
or your own genuine solitude?
Freedom, or power over an entire nation?

A little while alone in your room
will prove more valuable than anything else
that could ever be given you.

Many thanks to my friend, Margaret Dodd, for sending the above new year's greeting--a pairing of her photograph with a poem by Rumi. Like last year, she has graciously given me permission to post the image along with the poem.

Margaret is a photographer, publisher, and graphic designer who divides her time between Santa Barbara and the Netherlands. A book of her photographs is in the works.

May we all find peace within. Happy New Year to all!