Just days before Hurricane Sandy hit, a few of Polaris Project’s clients set out for a hike with staff members to enjoy the golds, oranges, and reds of the autumn leaves. A true escape to nature.
Before the hike began, each participant selected a quote or poem from a bag. The images here reflect a few of the selected poems or quotes as the photographer understands them.
The words of Maya Angelou, Pablo Neruda, John Muir, Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes and more inspired everyone as they began their walk. The cameras quickly emerged, and everyone sought to capture the beauty of the river, rocks, trees and the path in front of them. “This looks like a postcard,” one participant said as she walked down the leaf-covered path.
A few hours later, everyone gathered to eat some lunch and share their photos and reflections of the day. “When you are here, all of your problems are left over there in the city,” one client said. They all walked back together as the day got cooler, sharing one of the last crisply beautiful days of the season.