Chasing the Moon
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A real life story, where truth is stranger than fiction, takes you on a surreal moonlit journey. Mostly you will travel through the dark, witnessing the wonders of the night, in awe of the things you never knew existed. You will be sharing audacious adventures with a light painter who doesn’t take herself or night dangers too seriously. The author will make you laugh and cry simultaneously.
Heartwarming sub stories, life threatening encounters, funny moments and self-realization makes this a truly memorable story; a story that almost never happens. A story started with wild chase of the Northern Lights in a convertible across the potato fields, and turned into the series of adventures that spanned the moonlit landscapes of Montana, Guatemala Jungle, the Rockies and the Prairies, Canadian North, and odd places in between.
It is inevitable that the author gets in trouble being far from civilization and at night. She learns about night’s beauty and dangers, its appeal and its peril, its bounty and its deception.
The author shares a ghost town with a young bear, fights off a wolf with her tripod, and light paints the ruins next to a raging lynx. She has a close call when she goes through the ice; she deals with a broken vehicle in the middle of nowhere. She light paints Mayan ruins listening to the sounds of mating jaguars and howler monkeys. She travels to the Great Canadian North and saves an adorable puppy she names Musko.
Finally, she deals with her own fears, doubt, insomnia and extreme exhaustion, both physical and psychological. She defies danger and common sense and at the end, she prevails.
The author explores human fascination with ruins and abandoned places, walking on the border between the tangible and imaginary. She witnesses the passage of time and asks life’s ever pressing questions, rubbing shoulders with remnants of the past.
The author conquers fear and demonstrates how passion and insatiable curiosity drive one forward to fulfill one’s potential.
As the moonlit landscapes are changing, mind landscape is changing as well. The story spans several years and touches on friendship and loss, near-death and out-of-body experience, being in the “zone”, total despair and personal renaissance, and the effects of severe sleep deprivation.
It’s an honest book written without holding back. It tackles universal questions that anybody can relate to.
The stories are accompanied by stunning night photography and light painting, all done “in-camera”. This book will give you an idea of the science and magic behind light painting. You will also get a glimpse of what’s happening behind Aurora curtains.