One of the things I love about your photographs is the way you can make me laugh and cry, sometimes at the same time... Somehow you manage to be both serious and silly. I guess that just means you can reflect what life is really like. There are some things we experience which are beautiful and peaceful, and then something comes at us sideways, like a tree reaching out and grabbing us by the hair, or having to move away from the home where we spent our childhood, or dear friends being far, far away. We can let those things crush the spirit out of us, or we can let those same things make us stronger. We can become angry, or we can choose to laugh.