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Imagination and Reality

Imagination and Reality This showed up in my morning email, via Tricycle magazine, a wonderful center for all things Buddhist: “Imagination draws its energy from a confrontation with desire. It feeds off desire, transmuting and magnifying reality through desire’s power. […]

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Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Presence: Now, be, here”

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Presence” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Presence: Now, be, here Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder I was 20 when I first […]

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Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Possibility: More powerful than a locomotive”

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Possibility” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Possibility: More powerful than a locomotive Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder Much of my childhood […]

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Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Perseverance: Fellow travelers”

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Perseverance” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Perseverance: Fellow Travelers Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder This line from a Jackson Browne song […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Perfection: Uncrossing the line”

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Perfection” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Perfection: Uncrossing the line Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder My father was a storekeeper and […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Perception: Dispelling”

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Perception” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Perception: Dispelling Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder In the 1999 film The Matrix, the protagonist, […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Patience: Practice”

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Patience” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Patience: Practice Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder Motorcycle maintenance has always been an important part […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Path: With heart”

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Path” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Path: With heart Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder Twenty years ago, I visited my brother […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Opportunity: Arriving and becoming”

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Opportunity” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Opportunity: Arriving and becoming Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder The writer Stephen Levine, who has […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Needs: Demons, allies, shadows”

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Needs” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Needs: Demons, allies, shadows Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder Sometimes the things that plague us […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Mistakes: Alchemy”

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Mistakes” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Mistakes: Alchemy Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder Many of my older clients are disturbed by […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Miracles: Yellow brick roads”

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Miracles” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Miracles: Yellow brick roads Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder I am a miracle worker by […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Love: Essentials” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Love” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Love: Essentials Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder When I was 25, living in Manhattan and […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Longing: Inclinations”

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Longing” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Longing: Inclinations Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder A writer I knew some years ago collected […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Listening: Self, others” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Listening” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Listening: Self, others Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder Central to the near-death experience I had […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Limitation: Liberation” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Limitation” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Limitation: Liberation Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder Most of us associate choice with freedom, and […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Justice: Metamorphosis” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Justice” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Justice: Metamorphosis Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder In the late 1950s, psychologist Lawrence Kohlberg observed […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Joy: Openings” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Joy” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Joy: Openings Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder What draws many of us to babies is […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Intuition: Cultivation” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Intuition” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Intuition: Cultivation Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder In my dozen years of public schooling and […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Independence: Declarations” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Independence” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Independence: Declarations Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder As an American, I have valued independence most […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Illumination: Interweavings” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Illumination” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Illumination: Interweavings Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder il·lu·mi·na·tion (noun) a. The act of illuminating. b. […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Humor: The world laughs” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Humor” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Humor: The world laughs Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder Long ago, when I was a […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Grace: Continuations” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Grace” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Grace: Continuations Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder On February 21, 1993, at about 7:45pm, I […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Hope: The thing with feathers” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Hope” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Hope: The thing with feathers Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder The most useful advice I […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Healing: A compendium” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Healing” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Healing: A compendium Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder They say timing is everything and that […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Gratitude: Lists” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Gratitude” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Gratitude: Lists Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder While I was recovering from my Albany, NY, […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Generosity: Lighting the candle” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Generosity” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Generosity: Lighting the candle Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder There is a riddle that goes […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Friendship: A friend in deed” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Friendship” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Friendship: A friend in deed Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder When I list the most […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Forgiveness: To forgive, divine” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Forgiveness” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Forgiveness: To forgive, divine Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder Our religions all have teachings on […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Faith: Paying it forward” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Faith” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Faith: Paying it forward Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder A mentor once told me that […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Failure: Options” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Failure” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome. Failure: Options Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder In our success-driven society, there seems to be no end of helpful […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Dreams: Not gone, not forgotten”

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Dreams” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome. Dreams: Not gone, not forgotten Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder Clients often come for therapy with the uneasy sense […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Desire: Empowering ‘yes’ and ‘no'” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Desire” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome. Desire: Empowering “yes” and “no” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder The poet Stanley Kunitz asks the question, “What makes […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Curiosity: Reviving the cat” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Curiosity” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome. Curiosity: Reviving the cat Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder In my many years of formal education, from elementary through […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Fear: Moving on” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Fear” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome. Fear: Moving on Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder John F. Kennedy once said, “When written in Chinese, the word […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Courage: The Hero’s Journey” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Courage” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome. Courage: The Hero’s Journey Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder There are many forms of courage. There is physical courage, […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Connection: Metamorphosis” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Connection” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome. Connection: Metamorphosis Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder I am a person with a big heart and a deep need […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Compassion: From both sides, now” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Compassion” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome. Compassion: From both sides, now Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder During my first year of therapist training, for three […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Change: Be the change” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Change” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome. Change: Be the change Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder I came of age in the late 1960s, the time […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Caring: The languages of caring” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Caring” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome. Caring: The languages of caring Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder In my work with couples, I’ve observed that we […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Boldness: Genius, might, & magic” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Boldness” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome. Boldness: Genius, might, & magic Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder I started full-time private practice as the Great Recession […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Balance: Gyroscopes and personal flywheels”

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Balance” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome. Balance: Gyroscopes and personal flywheels Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder My first therapy supervisor once remarked, with only slight […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Awareness: Breaking the Spell” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Awareness” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome Awareness: Breaking the Spell Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder In August, 2003, I attended a five-day, mostly silent retreat […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: Attachment: ‘There is no spoon’ (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Attachment” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome Attachment: ‘There is no spoon’     Meditation and other mindfulness practices encourage us to focus on the present […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Atonement: Release, Reconciliation, Redemption” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Atonement” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome Atonement: Release, Reconciliation, Redemption Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder On the first Yom Kippur after my near-death experience I […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Apology: Mending the Rift” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Apology” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome “Apology,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder Apology: Mending the Rift Prior to undertaking therapist training, I took a short […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Anger: Heaven and Hell” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Anger” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome “Anger,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder ANGER: HEAVEN AND HELL As I emerged from a childhood depression, the first […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Action: Sometimes Insight is the Last Defense”

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Action” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome “Action,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder ACTION: Sometimes Insight is the Last Defense The complexities of the mind and […]

“Acceptance: It’s Already There” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Acceptance” essay in my forthcoming book Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. This essay will likely conclude the book. Responses and comments welcome. “Acceptance,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder ACCEPTANCE: It’s Already There I see […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Awakening: A Long, Strange Trip” (first draft)

NOTE: The writing part of my Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas book project is going more slowly than I had hoped. I have rough drafts of each chapter, but have been, until yesterday, feeling stuck around completing them. Then I realized lack […]

Flower Mandala Book: “Gratitude”

“Gratitude,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder Here is the central spread from the “Gratitude” chapter of my forthcoming book, “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas.” This is still a work in progress. I’m interested in hearing your sense of how the image, concept, […]

Flower Mandala Book: “Grace”

“Grace,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder Here is the central spread from the “Grace” chapter of my forthcoming book, “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas.” This is still a work in progress. I’m interested in hearing your sense of how the image, concept, […]

Flower Mandalas Book: “Generosity”

“Generosity,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder Here is the central spread from the “Generosity” chapter of my forthcoming book, “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas.” This is still a work in progress. I’m interested in hearing your sense of how the image, concept, […]

Flower Mandalas Book: “Failure”

“Failure,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder Here is the central spread from the “Failure” chapter of my forthcoming book, “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas.” This is still a work in progress. I’m interested in hearing your sense of how the image, concept, […]

Flower Mandalas Book: “Dreams”

“Dreams,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder Here is the central spread from the “Dreams” chapter of my forthcoming book, “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas.” This is still a work in progress. I’m interested in hearing your sense of how the image, concept, […]

Flower Mandalas Book: “Determination”

“Determination,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder Here is the central spread from the “Determination” chapter of my forthcoming book, “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas.” This is still a work in progress. I’m interested in hearing your sense of how the image, concept, […]

Flower Mandalas Book: “Desire”

“Desire,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder Here is the central spread from the “Desire” chapter of my forthcoming book, “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas.” This is still a work in progress. I’m interested in hearing your sense of how the image, concept, […]

Flower Mandalas Book: “Curiosity”

“Curiosity,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder Here is the central spread from the “Curiosity” chapter of my forthcoming book, “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas.” This is still a work in progress. I’m interested in hearing your sense of how the image, concept, […]

Flower Mandalas Book: “Courage”

“Courage,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder Here is the central spread from the “Courage” chapter of my forthcoming book, “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas.” This is still a work in progress. I’m interested in hearing your sense of how the image, concept, […]

Flower Mandalas Book: “Connection”

“Connection,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder Here is the central spread from the “Connection” chapter of my forthcoming book, “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas.” This is still a work in progress. I’m interested in hearing your sense of how the image, concept, […]

Flower Mandalas Book: “Compassion”

“Compassion,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder Here is the central spread from the “Compassion” chapter of my forthcoming book, “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas.” This is still a work in progress. I’m interested in hearing your sense of how the image, concept, […]

Flower Mandalas Book: “Choice”

“Choice,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder Here is the central spread from the “Choice” chapter of my forthcoming book, “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas.” This is still a work in progress. I’m interested in hearing your sense of how the image, concept, […]

Flower Mandalas Book: “Caring”

“Caring,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder Here is the central spread from the “Caring” chapter of my forthcoming book, “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas.” This is still a work in progress. I’m interested in hearing your sense of how the image, concept, […]

Flower Mandalas Book: “Boldness”

“Boldness,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder Here is the central spread from the “Boldness” chapter of my forthcoming book, “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas.” This is still a work in progress. I’m interested in hearing your sense of how the image, concept, […]

Flower Mandalas Book: “Balance”

“Balance,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder Here is the central spread from the “Balance” chapter of my forthcoming book, “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas.” This is still a work in progress. I’m interested in hearing your sense of how the image, concept, […]

Flower Mandalas Book: “Apology”

“Apology,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder Here is the central spread from the “Apology” chapter of my forthcoming book, “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas.” This is still a work in progress. I’m interested in hearing your sense of how the image, concept, […]

Flower Mandalas Book: “Anger”

“Anger,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder Here is the central spread from the “Anger” chapter of my forthcoming book, “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas.” This is still a work in progress. I’m interested in hearing your sense of how the image, concept, […]

Flower Mandalas Book: “Action”

“Action,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder Here is the central spread from the “Action” chapter of my forthcoming book, “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas.” This is still a work in progress. I’m interested in hearing your sense of how the image, concept, […]

Flower Mandalas Book: “Acceptance”

“Acceptance,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder Here is the central spread from the “Acceptance” chapter of my forthcoming book, “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas.” This is still a work in progress. I’m interested in hearing your sense of how the image, concept, […]

Flower Mandalas Book: “Awareness”

“Awareness,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder Here is the central spread from the “Awareness” chapter of my forthcoming book, “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas.” This is still a work in progress. I’m interested in hearing your sense of how the image, concept, […]

Flower Mandalas: Yellow Rose (and garbage)

Yellow Rose I Defiled or immaculate. Dirty or pure. These are concepts we form in our mind. A beautiful rose we have just cut and placed in our vase is pure. It smells so good, so fresh. A garbage can […]

Flower Mandala: Protection

Pink Peony I On life’s journey, faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him. – […]

Flower Mandala: Opening

Pink Dahlia I Opening: n. The act or an instance of becoming open or being made to open. An open space serving as a passage or gap. A breach or aperture. A clearing in the woods. The first part or […]

Flower Mandala: Balance

Chinese Tree Peony Seed Pod There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year’s course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word […]

Flower Mandala: Celebration

Sunflower ‘Moulin Rouge’ You have been telling the people that this is the Eleventh Hour. Now you must go back and tell the people that this is the Hour. And there are things to be considered: Where are you living? […]

Flower Mandala: Rosa ‘Belle Poitevine’

Rosa ‘Belle Poitevine’ Click here for color image A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you, the less you know. – Diane Arbus Discussion: Art, Healing, and Transformation group Flower Mandalas Project group Cultivating Creativity […]

Flower Mandala: Nasturtium

Nasturtium I If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change. – Buddha Discussion: Art, Healing, and Transformation group Flower Mandalas Project group Cultivating Creativity group Request a flower mandala screensaver: Fifteen Flower […]

Flower Mandalas: Hope is the thing with feathers…

Morning Glory “Hope” is the thing with feathers – That perches in the soul – And sings the tune without the words – And never stops – at all – And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard – […]

Another Train

Another Train… Recently, the song “Another Train,” by British balladeer Pete Morton, has been going through my head repeatedly, particularly the chorus: “There’s another train, there always is. Maybe the next one is yours, step up and climb aboard… another […]

The Flower Mandalas Project

For the past six years, I’ve been taking pictures of flowers and manipulating the images to form mandalas. I’d like to assemble these images into a book, and I’d like your help. On a semi-regular basis, I’d like to simply […]

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