Misery, as they say, loves company. Although my circumstances are not nearly as serious as yours I too feel my mojo has slipped away. Spending a lot of time getting my house ready to sell, splitting time between Virginia and Michigan last year, selling my house, packing, moving out, buying and moving in to another house, being without a darkroom for several months then having to build a new one all took a toll.

My personal perspective is that art is the flame of a candle and life is the breeze that always threatens extinguishment. I have found that it is easy to lose that tenuous connection to my art, and once lost is very difficult to reestablish. I have been spending time wandering around looking for scenes that inspire me to set up my