Hello, I’m Amy. Welcome!
This is my inner sanctum and personal getaway, a place I come to write, to create, to remember.
I am a wife and the mother of three beloved, grown children. My husband and I reside in Illinois. Together, we’re settling into this new chapter of our lives, acclimating to our recent status as empty-nesters.
If you’re curious to discover a bit more about me, you should know this: I’m uneasy with the increasing velocity of modern life. For all the gifts today’s technology offers, not the least of which is a variety of ways to communicate meaningfully with others, something else, something precious, is being lost at a rate I find alarming. And what is it we’re losing?
A sense of stillness.
I require vast amounts of stillness in order to maintain equilibrium in a world that, for me, spins too fast, talks too loud, demands too much attention.
Perhaps this is so because I’m a lifelong student of the woods, fields, ponds, and rivers that surround my home. Perhaps it’s because I was raised by a poet – my mother – a gentle, artistic soul who taught me to seek beauty, to relish solitude. Whatever the reason may be, stillness, solitude, and peace are the things I cherish and choose for myself against the noise and distractions of the modern world. With an eye toward all I find beautiful, it is this sense of peace, of stillness, that I wish to convey.
The photographs you’ll see here are my own. My husband, Jeff, a professional photographer, is my frequent guest contributor.
I have collected quotations and poetry for many years, and I delight in drawing from my personal archives in order to weave words of wisdom and loveliness together with the photographs I share.
Thank you for stopping by. If you’d like to join me, you are most welcome! I’d love to walk with you here, along My Path with Stars Bestrewn.