Last evening I had a wonderful opportunity to speak to a crowd of residents from the Fort Greene Community and surrounding neighborhoods. I shared the slideshow presentation of images from my landscapes, people, and wildlife series. The response from the audience and outpouring of gratitude warmed my heart. Like in times past, I did have butterflies beforehand. I suppose this will always be the case when I speak to a group. It's not like this was my first speaking engagement, I have spoken in front of larger crowds before. But this was different, I spoke about a subject dear to my heart, my photography. I was able to tie my presentation into the theme of the night, "Earth and the Environment". I continue to override my fears and step out to live out the dreams within me. It is my destiny and journey. Thank you FGA (Fort Greene Association) for the opportunity.