I have been an educator at the secondary level for seven years and practiced as a therapist (licensed clinical social worker) for 38 years; then I listened to the emerging desire to engage in a different expression of practicing as a therapist. Thus began the journey of learning the details of digital photography as well as therapeutic photography, contemplative photography and visio divina. I earned a certificate in digital photography, and I continue photography courses through the Missouri Botanical Garden. This avenue provides the more artistic expression of photography.
A photograph can be simultaneously simple as well as profound. Each picture has a message that speaks to our heart and mind. I have found that many times I was in the right place at the right time to receive the moment of a photograph. I do not believe it happened by chance; it was all providential.
I took the following photographs during a visit to Pharr and Laredo, Texas, at the end of January/beginning of February 2020. They tell the story of our political situation today.