Calm on Concrete by Christy Parent


“Light in the Wound” is a collection of images captured during the last two years in my kitchen, garden, and the Santa Fe Farmer’s market as I have sought to heal from a chronic autoimmune disease. This disease initially robbed me of the ability to eat or drink anything without suffering pain. After being hospitalized two years ago with drastic weight loss, severe anemia, and other debilitating symptoms, I began a healing journey, with a focus on fresh organic foods, gardening, and beekeeping. This collection captures some of this journey and the light revealed in my daily life. As the Sufi poet Rumi puts it, “The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”