Orbstruck (Exposure: 1/160 sec at f / 3.2 Focal Length: 70 mm ISO: 200)
“Consider that you can see less than 1% of the electromagnetic spectrum and hear less than 1% of the acoustic spectrum. As you read this, you are traveling at 220 km/sec across the galaxy. 90% of the cells in your body carry their own microbial DNA and are not “you.” The atoms in your body are 99.9999999999999999% empty space and none of them are the ones you were born with, but they all originated in the belly of a star. Human beings have 46 chromosomes, 2 less than the common potato.
The existence of the rainbow depends on the conical photoreceptors in your eyes; to animals without cones, the rainbow does not exist. So you don’t just look at a rainbow, you create it. This is pretty amazing, especially considering that all the beautiful colors you see represent less than 1% of the electromagnetic spectrum.”
We are mountain people. Born in the alpine, our souls soar with the eagles and our hearts are clear and run with the purpose of cascading creeks. For us, the season of winter is a gift, blanketing everything anew like a canvas, which calls for an interaction with the slopes of the world.
Driven by stories of the mythical “Deep Snow Awesomeness!” of Niseko Japan, The Life Cosmic Project went in search of the wonderful. What we discovered was a fountain of youth, a prayer answered endlessly.
We had tickets to the unknown where exactly didn’t matter only that we were going with bags packed so full the zippers barely closed with enough equipment to brave an Arctic expedition in search of dragons
Upon the vessel time warped an endless night and we held each other to avoid particle drift across the vast ocean
From one came two and then from two came four the golden ratio ever expanding in love by stoke on the Life Cosmic
I left something special that my eyes were looking to find, a vision of truth, to be forever found. I went inside myself to witness the allotrope of way, the great red road of devotion upon the snow white fantasia. Allowing my breath to inform the movement, all moments became bound by a solitary ride, a soul commitment, a promise to an energy, arising to feel the pulse of nature and know how to come alive from within it.
Learning for Hope now works with several school communities in Peru, El Salvador and we recently established a working relationship with ALALAY, an organization that works with street kids in Bolivia. Thousands of young children in these countries are benefiting as a result of the work that we do.
This year we will continue our mission. We will open a center in Cusco, which will provide girls who are victims of abuse the opportunity to have access to computers and take workshops in everything from baking to music. In partnership with AGAPE in El Salvador, we will pay for the construction of a playground for the school for students with special needs in Sonsonate.
We may not fundraise a million dollars, but we will make the little bit of money that we raise go as far as possible. Learning for Hope is a perfect example of how far things can go when people want to give more than just money to a cause. Of course, if anyone out there has a million dollars, we are more than willing to give it a happy home. For more info visit us temporally @ charity-charities.org/Canada-charities/Pickering-ON-1661075.html while webpage is under renovation. Special thank you to Merle Cole for all his wonderful photography.