Afloat | Moses Lake, WA | October 2019

Sure, it’s easy to lose our bearings in inclement conditions — fog, smoke, blazing sun, blowing dust or snow. But sometimes all it takes is low-level spectacle — something simple, nothing astounding — to tilt our world off-kilter. Such as: echoes bouncing in a narrow canyon, pine scent blown to a treeless beach, cottony clouds reflected in a mirror-smooth lake. These moments raise the world to a notch above normal. They stimulate, enlighten and provide what we seek — a bit of wonder.