Studies suggest that serendipitous encounters result from more than just luck, instead requiring both mental preparedness and the ability to notice significances in seemingly ordinary discoveries. In this selection from her project, By the Grace of God, photographer Susan Worsham skillfully stumbles upon remarkable people and places throughout Virginia. Click here to see Susan Worsham’s project By the Grace God.
"The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something, and tell what it saw in a plain way. Hundreds of people can talk for one who can think, but thousands can think for one who can see. To see clearly is poetry, prophecy, and religion, — all in one." — John Ruskin