"The beginning of love
is to let those we love be perfectly themselves,
and not to twist them to fit our own image.
Otherwise we love only the reflection
of ourselves we find in them."
"My role in society,
or any artist's or poet's role,
is to try and express what we all feel.
Not to tell people how to feel.
Not as a preacher, not as a leader,
but as a reflection of us all."
"The air we breathe,
the water we drink, and the land we inhabit
are not only critical elements in the quality of life we enjoy
- they are a reflection of the majesty of our Creator."
Pictures by Marie Parker and Kelly.