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Emptying my Mind of Assumptions and Expectations, Helps me See More Clearly

Landscape artist and former mammalogist, Ellen MacMahon offers us this grace note:

“Over the last forty years, I’ve settled into the rich paradoxes of the desert – accepting that emptying my mind of assumptions and expectations, helps me to see more clearly; that vast spaces can be more believable at an intimate scale, and that I am just an insignificant midsized mammal, who nevertheless has things to do.”

“But I never look out across the Sonoran Desert surrounding my home and think of its as empty, the way I did the first time I saw the Oregon desert.”

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