Seeking Light

Seeking Light

Seeking Light © 2011 Bo Mackison

We never care for the present moment.
We are so foolish that we wander in times that are not ours
and never think of the only time that belongs to us;
We are so frivolous that we dream of the days that are not,
and thoughtlessly pass over the only one that exists.
We never live but hope to live;
and since we are always preparing to be happy
it is inevitable that we shall never be so.
~ Blaise Pascal

While walking down Willy Street on a very quiet Sunday morning – not only are many of the stores closed on Sunday, but the road had been under construction and barely passable for months. Now that there is at least one lane access to the entire street, most people still seem to be avoiding the area. Willie Street and area is a vibrant Madison community and Sunday morning is not the time to catch the action. I was after a different sort of neighborhood portrait however, and so the timing worked fine.

I will return to Willy Street a couple more times with photography my primary mission — once to catch some people action, and at night to catch the night lights (or night life…)

Willy Street is formally Williamson Street on all the maps and street signs, but that’s way too long to say, or write, repeatedly.


Bo Mackison is a photographer and the owner of Seeded Earth Studio LLC. She is walking up and down the streets of Madison – to see what she can see.

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. My plants do the same thing – peek through slats with long, green fingers trying to glimpse the sun. Great shot, dearie.

  2. Bo Mackison says:


  3. I wouldn’t make it that easy for a plant to get sun. It would be in the hall & behind a cabinet. Oddly enough, I don’t have many live plants around my office.

  4. Wonderful quote!

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