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Photograph of the Week

Meditation garden, Mesilla Healing

by Raven Willow | March 22, 2021
Photograph by Raven Willow copyright © 2021

Our throwaway society ejects people as easily as trash. At the volunteer-run Mesilla Healing in Truth or Consequences, individuals in crisis are given emergency help and, if willing, can find ongoing support to regain their footing. Mesilla Healing welcomes donations of all kinds of household items to redistribute to those in need. Sometimes intermixed with the dropped-off furniture and appliances are small or odd bits of rubbish that no longer have real use—except in the eyes of Mesilla Healing’s founder and this week’s featured photographer. Seeing beauty even in detritus, she has given new life to these discards by creating the found object garden pictured here in front of the crisis center. To enlarge the outdoor areas where clients and visitors can find a few moments of peace to reflect on their individual journeys, Mesilla Healing created an adjoining labyrinth over the weekend. Contributions of recycled adornments to both meditative spaces are invited.

—Commentary by Tom Hinson, editor, Photograph of the Week

Editor’s Note: Click on the photograph to view it in a light box for even greater clarity.

Professional, amateur and phone-camera photographers alike are invited to submit images to the Sierra County Sun for possible publication in the Sun’s “Photograph of the Week” feature. The deadline for consideration is every Friday at 5 p.m. For further information, click on the Help Us Report button on our home page and then check the box labeled “I want to submit a photo to Photograph of the Week.”

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