For Your Soul

This is going to be a short essay because my purpose in writing it is to send you on your way to a web site that I think will touch your soul. Its a photographic exhibit, but its so much more than that.

The photographer is Gregory Colbert and here’s how he describes his work:

In exploring the shared language and poetic sensibilities of all animals, I am working towards rediscovering the common ground that once existed when people lived in harmony with animals. The images depict a world that is without beginning or end, here or there, past or present.

The exhibit can be viewed at ashes and snow. I suggest you take a look and follow the “Enhanced Experience” (if your computer will allow it) to the “Explore” option. Your soul will thank you.

And just for a taste of what you’ll find, here’s an example of a photograph (but the experience of the web site goes way beyond just the pictures).


h/t to Nezua at The Unapologetic Mexican for this one!!!


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  1. I’d love it if you come back and tell me about your experience.

  2. That’s a deep vision and you know I have said I am not a Christian but if I did believe in Eden it would have that harmonious flow. The idea that man is simply an animal appeals to me because it removes the assumption of superiority.

    • kj on April 5, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    ran across some of the still photos awhile back, but (gasp) had forgotten about them.  the interactive feature comes close to a meditative experience, probably synced to theta waves or something.  😉

    i was most fascinated by the young girl with the animal on her head. want to draw that. and the elephant’s trunk curled within itself while the young boy reads. probably because my cat is so expressive with her tail, i ‘read’ elephant’s trucks sort of the same way (although no claim to understanding their language!).

    reminded me of the book “Life of Pi” which i thought was flat brilliant.

    dawned on me that i could turn ‘ashes and snow’ on as a prelude to the writing flow.

    many thanks, NL. absolutely perfect for this already perfect day.

    • RiaD on April 5, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    i have no other words

    thankyou for sharing

    • Robyn on April 5, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    They sing because they have a song.


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