People all are lost souls who wander around the world throughout their lives in search of happiness. The few lucky ones, after long years of huge effort, learning, thinking, trying, failing and deepening their self-consciousness, find it finally within themselves, realizing that the subject of their quest was always with them.
To do so, they must have courage to say "no" when the majority would eagerly say "yes". They must have courage to follow their bumpy path, while others run smoothly along a motorway. They must have strength to endure the hardships of their journey and long painful hours of solitude. Such people are like my Animated Trees below, where everything around my seem dead (b&w parts of my photographs are a symbol of dead), while they are strong and living a true life. The energy that animates their souls makes them colourful and standing out from the crowd. They are the salt of the earth.
The post is dedicated to a gifted artist Katarina Fagerstrom Levring,who inspired me to write it.