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November 22, 2015

i carry your heart with me
(i carry it in my heart)

i am never without it
(anywhere i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling)

i fear no fate
(for you are my fate, my sweet)

i want no world
(for beautiful you are my world, my true)

and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)

and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart i carry your heart
(i carry it in my heart)
-E.E. Cummings


burning man 2015 temple of promise

burning man 2015 portrait photography brian vogelgesang

burning man 2015 portrait photography brian vogelgesang

brian vogelgesang burning man

brian vogelgesang yuba river photography

yuba river couple

sierraville hotsprings camping brian vogelgesang

sierraville hotsprings

brightenbush hotsprings deer brian vogelgesang

smith rock state park

smith rock state park lucy hono

July 24, 2015

since feeling is first

who pays any attention
to the syntax of things
will never wholly kiss you;

wholly to be a fool
while Spring is in the world

my blood approves,
and kisses are better fate
than wisdom
lady i swear by all flowers. Don’t cry
—the best gesture of my brain is less than
your eyelids’ flutter which says

we are for each other: then
laugh, leaning back in my arms
for life’s not a paragraph

And death i think is no parenthesis
-EE Cummings


















No Room For Doubt (feat. Willy Mason)

December 07, 2014

I would like to live
Like a river flows
Carried by the surprise,
Of its own unfolding
-John O’Donohue

old wood yosemite

sierraville california rainbow



pt reyes california hiking

pt reyes california forrest moss



September 10, 2014

A liminal space: the place of transition, waiting, and not knowing.

Truthfully, this is where I sit right now. A place of not knowing what the right direction is. Can I be so quiet as to listen to my heart, my body, and feel? The past 6-months have been a flurry of diving into work, work that I love and have chosen to dive into. And in that same time the first things to leave in my life have been the things that take time: Meditation, doing dishes that aren’t mine, writing, photography, a feeling of slowness and ease, yoga.

Asking for what you want isn’t always easy. Getting clear on what you want can be even harder. And that’s where I’m stuck; A push and pull of the heart and mind on what feels right and what I think is right. With so much focus on being present, there is also value in knowing what fruits will come from the seeds you plant. Finding the balance between here, now, and there is one I am still feeling out.

Burning Man continues to be a catalyst for life change, or rather a way of showing you the infinite potential of life. That is if you’re into that sort of thing. So coming home from another Burn I continue to step back and re-prioritize what I’m putting my time into: Home, relationships, mindfulness, selflessness, and ease. Make time for stillness. Be grateful for the good problems I’m faced with.

Photos in order: Bolinas retreat with yerdle, teardrop project, tahoe, chai cart project, burning man

Expect a miracle