I wrote a report in high school on the naturalist photographer Ansel Adams. He was a fanatic about light and how it affects the world through the camera lens, and since then I have been enamored of watching the changes light creates on landscapes.
The sunset stopped me in my tracks. I was walking through the Shakespeare & Company campus and colors starting bouncing off of walls, tree trunks, my face, snow, gates, and I did nothing for the next half hour but bask in the beauty and record as much of it as my freezing toes and fingers could handle. What a glorious sight.
Last week I received my contract for directing a Shakespeare play in a middle and high school residency this April and May. Now all I need is one other school to join them next year and we will have the birth of the Spring Festival of Shakespeare. It’s what I have been working toward since last September and to see the green shoots of growth beginning to unfurl is an encouragement that winter is over and it is time for the rebirth of spring! Now I hope Mother Nature takes the hint, melts the snow and thaws our spirits with sunshine.