On Holy Water – a Photoessay

For the 80% of Indians who are Hindu, the River Ganges is considered sacred, her water holy. In the ancient city of Varanasi, the ghats that form the river's edge teem with pilgrims and devotees who come for a ritual dip in the Ganges in this holiest of cities. The scene is spiritual and, at the same time festive. The streets and ghats are chaotic. The sounds and smells overwhelm the senses. Yet, in spite of the masses of people, there are moments of solitude, aloneness.

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Quaintly Seeing the Light

Saint James City is a tiny village at the tip of Pine Island in Southwest Florida and just a short boat ride to the Gulf of Mexico. It is a state of mind as much as an actual place. A little bit of old Florida and where I call home. Fishing and boating are a way of life here. There are no traffic lights on our island, just one four-way stop, and probably as many boats as cars. We have a lot of marinas that sell bait and tackle. At the local Winn-Dixie, the beer cooler is bigger...

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