Peering through the Window

Without Risk Nothing Will Change

A Quiet Message © 2010 Bo Mackison

While visiting Shake Rag Alley, I noticed this basket when I peered through the window. There was a bit of a red bow and the turquoise on the table’s edge, so I set up and took a few photographs. It wasn’t until I had the photo up on my computer that I noticed the hand printed message on the edge of the table. It read:

**** Without * Risk * Nothing * Will * Change ****

I believe there are few coincidences. So is this a message I needed to read today?

Yes, I think it is.

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.

Comments

  1. Wow. That just hit me like a juggernaut in the gut.

    Thank you for sharing it… I think I needed that message today too.

  2. Wow. That just hit me like a juggernaut in the gut.

    Thank you for sharing it… I think I needed that message today too.

  3. Joanna Young says:

    Bo, me too. I loved this photo and the way you drew us into the post, and the message, and those moments when that is just what we need to hear…

  4. Joanna Young says:

    Bo, me too. I loved this photo and the way you drew us into the post, and the message, and those moments when that is just what we need to hear…

  5. Very full post. The visual effect of the reflections in the glass and the image in the building as well as the message.

  6. Very full post. The visual effect of the reflections in the glass and the image in the building as well as the message.

  7. A beautiful window capture and a very apt message. Indeed. I certainly needed that message today. Perfect.

  8. A beautiful window capture and a very apt message. Indeed. I certainly needed that message today. Perfect.

  9. As I looked at the wonderful image I could see there was writing, but couldn’t read it. Thanks for sharing the words — a important message contained in those words.

  10. As I looked at the wonderful image I could see there was writing, but couldn’t read it. Thanks for sharing the words — a important message contained in those words.

  11. That is indeed a message and thanks for passing it on!

  12. That is indeed a message and thanks for passing it on!

  13. Somehow we always manage to find the exact thing we needed to hear… it is so true.

  14. Somehow we always manage to find the exact thing we needed to hear… it is so true.

  15. ooooooh….love the message hidden within…and then clear and claifying!

  16. ooooooh….love the message hidden within…and then clear and claifying!

  17. I think it’s a message I needed to read, too. Thank you, Bo.

    It’s a great shot. I’ve been getting caught up with you and admiring your recent shots. You’re an amazing photographer.

  18. I think it’s a message I needed to read, too. Thank you, Bo.

    It’s a great shot. I’ve been getting caught up with you and admiring your recent shots. You’re an amazing photographer.

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