You can’t be afraid to leave it all behind

Emilee Geist

Benjamin Terrell
 |  For The Register-Guard

Recently, as the smoke thickened, I left my house and art studio, most of my belongings and all my paintings behind; my family and I were being ushered out of our neighborhood by evacuation orders, state troopers and bad air. In times of smoldering uncertainty, nature forces us indoors (with the coronavirus) and, as with the Holiday Farm Fire, nature forces us back out.

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