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  • Louis Dallara
    Nov 30, 2005
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      Greeting's Wayne;

      Welcome; thanks for the intro.. I hope you enjoy your new home.
      I love AZ and spend as much time as I can there. My favorite place
      to re-charge is Arcosanti. Check out there web site.
      I hope to get out to Az in the spring.
      Let me know if you find any interesting sites.


      Wayne wrote:

      > Hello All,
      > Just a quick introduction of myself. I have been actively practicing
      > photography for the last 7 years. I have been studying Zen and
      > practicing Zen meditation on and off for over 20 years. I am swinging
      > back into a time of contemplation about my life and photography. I
      > was recently displaced from New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina. My
      > partner and I left before the storm arrived. Our apartment was
      > damaged and we were allowed to go back only long enough to salvage and
      > then leave again. We could only put a small number of our belongings
      > in our small car. We had to leave most of our possessions behind and
      > they are now lost to us. Uncertain of when and if we could go back,
      > we headed west to Phoenix, AZ as we have relatives and friends here.
      > We have settled here permenently. I have been able to upgrade my
      > camera equipment, though I have not yet been able to replace my studio
      > lights and backdrops.
      > >From this, we have learned the lesson that it's all just stuff. We are
      > glad to be alive and safe in our new apartment. We are starting over
      > and plan on taking our time and plan to have only that which is
      > necessary in our lives, leaving others to deal with all the "stuff".
      > I am about halfway through reading the book "The Zen of Creativity" by
      > John Daido Loori. I picked up the book and upon reading it found out
      > that Master Loori started out as a Photographer. It seemed just right
      > that I should be looking for a way to increase my creativity and find
      > the Zen wrightings of a fellow photographer.
      > Well, this is an overview of who and what I am doing. I hope to get
      > to know you memebers and have a good experience in this group.
      > Wayne
      > www.wayneyoungphoto.com
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