On a recent trip to Egypt, I am reminded that anything my lens can capture my soul can embrace. I seek out the hopes, memories, and passions of an entire culture. Egypt is mysterious, alluring, and exotic, with endless treasures to explore. I float theNile, watching the shore shimmer in the heat and walk on holy ground at Coptic Church. At St. Catherine's Monastery, I witness the bush where it is said God spoke to Moses. I sail on a wooden felucca to one of the last Nubian villages and ride camels with a tribe of Bedouin gypsies in the vast Sinia Desert. Entering the Tomb of Rameses IV, I am overwhelmed by the fantastic art and heiroglyphics. Egypt awakens a new light in my spirit and I am excited to develop the thousands of photographs. As I see Egypt fade in my airline window, I drift to sleep, hoping my dreams will bring me back for another encounter with the ancient kingdom.