The long empty roads of the high desert captured me. I stopped and got out of my car. The quiet and warmth of the desert wrapped around me. No words, thoughts or captions were needed.

Different from the day to day life I had, where everything seemed to require a comment, a decision, point of view, or action. 

Maybe this is why photographer Thomas Boivin produced a book of just photos titled “Belleville” This after years of producing photography books with narratives and captions, he arrived at a point recognizing that great photographs spoke for themselves. Ones that captured the heart of life. 

I look these days for more of these special places, where I can pause and appreciate the richness of life just as it is.