Natural shift

Last week as I sat down to edit, I found several bins of nature shots sent to me months ago by cameraman Michael Sacca who has worked a great deal on the film. I had requested a variety of shots in different seasons, weather, and times of day, wanting viewers to experience nature’s cycles, rhythms and the detailed specificity of its beauty.

Though the day had started out with worries about our funding difficulties, as I settled in to review Michael’s work, everything began to shift. The next few hours were spent in awe —  of his skill and dedication and of the subjects he chose to shoot.

Working with these images eased my nervous system and I found myself relaxing, breathing more deeply, sometimes responding in tears. My hope is that Mother Nature’s Child will provide not only information but an opportunity for our “child” selves to revel in wonder. Michael’s exquisite work reawakened me to this incredible planet we call home. Time to go outside!

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