“I think of all the thousands of billions of steps and missteps and
chances and coincidences that have brought me here. Brought you here,
and it feels like the biggest miracle in the world.”
—Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall
I’ve always loved a good metaphor and am even willing to climb for one. For years I’ve been intentionally seeking interesting stairways to photograph. Sometimes there is a view at the top, sometimes there’s nothing but a resting spot. But always, it’s something different, and that in itself is worthwhile.