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How would you like to retreat to Western Ireland with me and Deirdre Walsh this September 9th through 14th for some mindful photography? Sign up for our interest list to receive details as they become available or visit this page.

“The world is fairly studded and strewn with pennies cast broadside from a generous hand. But, and this is the point – who gets excited by a mere penny? If you cultivate a healthy poverty and simplicity, so that finding a penny will literally make your day, then, since the world is in fact planted in pennies, you have with your poverty bought a lifetime of days. It is that simple. What you see is what you get.” ~ Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

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The Adventures in Seeing Book

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