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Again, I think it was one of those moments when, if a child had been crossing the bridge, he or she would have asked me, “What are you looking at? What are you taking pictures of over there?” But adults, for the most part, tend to be more polite or simply distant. So, while I think I stood there quite a while in that spot on the bridge that crosses the Mystic, I only received sidelong glances. No one asked me any questions. No one came over to peer over the rail where I focused my camera. What would they have seen? I suppose a dead fish floating in the shallows is not the most enticing sight but I’m telling you … in that sunlight in those moments as its form rose and fell with roll of the water, it was beautiful.

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This Thursday through Saturday, 12:00 – 5:00 PM, is the last opportunity to view the interactive exhibit Peace: Cutting through Turmoil, curated by Lois Fiore. Doug Holder, arts editor for The Somerville News, spoke with Lois about the origin of the show. You can read his review here:  http://dougholder.blogspot.com/2017/06/somerville-artist-lois-fiore-speaks-of.html

The exhibit can be seen in the Brickbottom Artists Gallery located at 1 Fitchburg Street in Somerville, just outside Union Square. Hope you have a chance to visit! It was a pleasure to be one of the participating artists and I look forward to future installations.

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Not sure why this bloom was floating free in the Mystic. Only later did I see the fly sitting on its petals.

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… you get lucky. There are dragonflies zipping all along the Mystic River right now but only this one paused long enough for me to take its picture. I love its wings.

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I think it was the video of Philando Castile’s four-year old daughter comforting her mother, saying I’ll keep you safe, after having just seen her father shot to death in front of her. I think it was that little girl’s voice full of resolve and determination, before she too began to cry, that made me weep hot tears in the night. What child should have to go through that? Those were the kinds of questions I used to ask God when I was little, especially after watching the evening news with my parents, about why did people harm other people. I used to ask a lot of why questions of the people around me. Not so much anymore. Now I try to find the answers for myself. And sometimes I learn there is no single answer or any answer at all. The world is a very bewildering place at the moment but there is still much beauty there though sometimes it is hidden.

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I took these photos in the Southwest Corridor Park near Back Bay Station. I don’t think the tourists know what they are missing as they walk past what looks a bit like a concrete jungle. A hidden treasure.

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I love how the light falls at this time of year (and I suppose any time of year).

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