Face | Moses Lake, WA | 2014

That’s George, the face I see in the wooden steps leading down to the koi pond in the Japanese garden. Always smiling, George reminds me that peace pools in and around the pond. The big gold carp, mouths open in perfect Os, embody hope — if only hope for a morsel of food. And the carefully placed boulders and cattails bring a soothing balance found rarely in the greater world. Together, George and I relish the stillness and solitude, smiles on our faces.