I have been thinking of Ralph Waldo Emerson quite a bit lately, especially while walking the dog in the woods and photographing Dead Tree Images. I was first introduced to him in high school and then later in college, his words and philosophies have always resonated within me. Ralph Waldo was an American Transcendentalist and I love this description of his movement on http://www.biography.com › People , and I also love this quote from A Cosmic View. I guess you could say I am feeling very transcendental these days!
“Emerson became known as the central figure of his literary and philosophical group, now known as the American Transcendentalists. These writers shared a key belief that each individual could transcend, or move beyond, the physical world of the senses into deeper spiritual experience through free will and intuition. In this school of thought, God was not remote and unknowable; believers understood God and themselves by looking into their own souls and by feeling their own connection to nature.'”