Seemingly benign and mundane activities are fraught with unexpected events: tragic, traumatic and mysterious at times. The aftermath leaves an impression that steers us to a new awareness and an awakening of senses leaving us at times in a state of disorientation and confusion. In this instance we often experience a collateral beauty.
In an attempt to reassemble life after unexpected disaster, loss or change, what do we do with these impressions? How do we incorporate them into our lives and make sense of life after these ruptures? The human quality of resilience, endurance and persistence in spite of, and at times because of, hardship is evident to us all. We carry the impressions and incorporate them into the fabric of our lives. In the aftermath, new paths are forged. Bonds are created, strengthened, renewed or dissolved. Sometimes there is a paring away of the superficial aspects of our lives in order to make room for this change.