There is a quiet light that shines in every heart. . . . It is what illuminates our minds to see beauty, our desire to seek possibility, and our hearts to love life. Without this subtle quickening our days would be empty and wearisome, and no horizon would ever awaken our longing. Our passion for life is quietly sustained from somewhere in us that is wedded to the energy and excitement of life. This shy inner light is what enables us to recognize and receive our very presence here as blessing. We enter the world as strangers who all at once become heirs to a harvest of memory, spirit, and dream that has long preceded us and will now enfold, nourish, and sustain us. The gift of the world is our first blessing.
~ from TO BLESS THE SPACE BETWEEEN US by John O'Donohue
LOVE IS A BEAUTIFUL THING.
It was such a delight to photograph Florence and Noah, before they departed from their Houston leg of their sabbatical journey in the United States of America. They are so cool, and have an inner strength & light that cannot be ignored.
They receive most of their days loving youth who are living on the streets of Sierra Leone through the Word Made Flesh in Freetown. You can learn more about the story they are apart of HERE.
So thankful our paths crossed during their time in Houston with the community of St. John's Downtown UMC. Hope to photograph them and their community in Sierra Leone one day.
Lanecia A. Rouse