Taxidermy | Ellensburg, WA | February 2019

What scares you? Each of us faces fears that affect our lives — public speaking, heights and crowds, revealed secrets, big teeth on carnivores. Fear inhibits the spirit, hardens the heart, suffocates the soul. You’d find romance in Rome if you could steel your nerves to fly. I could dance wildly till dawn if I were fearless in the face of ridicule. Americans’ well-being would soar if fears of losing “mine” just vanished. Gurus claim the antidote to fear is Love — of self, each other and the world. I want that to be true, but I still dance like a Muppet.