This is a heavenly photo to me. There is such a strong sense of…

This is a heavenly photo to me. There is such a strong sense of belonging and home in it. Things I could go in and do: Eat rocky road ice cream, watch the Brady Bunch, be a superblogger (I do that anywhere I am).

I like photos that relax me. My goal is to train my mind to summon these images when I’m stressed or otherwise out of sorts. There’s a book called the Relaxation Response I really dig. It was written in the 70′s. To be able to consciously look at an image, imagine it, or do some physical action and invoke the relaxation response has been a goal of mine for many years. This is one of those images.

Why don’t we treat relaxation with the credit it deserves in our lives?

Author: Damien Riley

I'm an online diarist, blog film critic, & podcaster. My views on films and life are often 'left of center' on, but I have respect for other viewpoints. I married my high-desert princess (now my queen). We have 3 children.