Solitude’s dome,
faithful escape
Embrace a breath,
silent release
Pause to reflect,
find broken strength
Stone oasis,
peaceful retreat


Woman seated on the grounds of The Great Mosque of Xi’an, China
Photo by: c.b.w. 2005

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This has always been one of my favorite photographs. I can’t help but wonder who this woman is and what story surrounds her. I never saw her face, but her spirit was vibrant and quite palpable in the air.

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c.b.w. 2013