I say in speeches that a plausible mission of artists is to make people appreciate being alive at least a little bit. I am then asked if I know of any artists who pulled that off. I reply, ‘The Beatles did’.”
― Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Timequake
Below is the original photo used to create this image. This photo represents only part of my Mom’s hillside fairy garden, getting lush and green in early summer. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from her digital camera.