Heart and Soul


Keyhole © 2010 Bo Mackison

It’s a lot easier to be lost than found.  It’s the reason we’re always searching, and rarely discovered — so many locks, not enough keys. ~ from Lock and Key by Sarah Dressen

About Bo Mackison

I'm a photographer, book-artist, traveler, naturalist, and creator of the Contemplative Creatives Journey, An Online Workshop and Community and Desert Wisdom Cards and Workshops. Though often not well known, I find the desert a welcoming place - a healing space. Its mysteries and gifts transformed me several years ago. Since that first encounter, I return again and again to fill my well in what most people think of as a desolate region. I'd love to share my desert discoveries and wisdom with you. Please subscribe to receive my five part mini email course The Gifts of the Desert. It's my gift to you.


  1. Hmmm, maybe it’s easier as it doesn’t require any effort to be lost. “Locks” may be the result of a state of mind.

    Beautiful image. 🙂


  2. I’m not sure why, but this image just grabbed me eye as soon as I opened your blog today. The texture, the image and the imagry all just capture my attention.

  3. That’s so incredible! I had been writing a story a while ago titled The Keyhole( complicated plot or I would get into it), and I envisioned something JUST like this in context with the story. Oh, I simply love this picture. Just my style. Like some said previously – the texture and color are great. For me, it seriously has the gears in my head to start turning and the creative juices start flowing. Where does it go? Where is the key? What’s the purpose?… So brilliant. ( That was more than three words, wasn’t it? Hehe.)

  4. Very well composed. I like the way you placed the subject off to the right and towards the top.

  5. nice!

  6. And should you have the key, what memories would be unlocked!

  7. Simple, but so much to ponder.

  8. Exquisite detail…and I suppose the best part of getting lost..is being found!!!

  9. Very nice capture of the rusted lock on wood. The quote intriguing to ponder. Always a mystery of the theme of lock and key in so many tales to tell.

  10. Beautifully composed with a fascinating quote and concept, Bo. The “underlines” beneath – cracks in the wood – seem to underline the very point of this artistic piece, this post. Simple and wonderful.

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