I was afforded a unique opportunity in the fall of 2012; perhaps a once in a lifetime experience. A remarkable multi-day immersion to: (1) see the exhibition Weatherbeaten: Winslow Homer and Maine at the Portland Museum of Art (2) photograph the dramatic setting that inspired this great American artist – the place of an ancient conversation between the sea and the stone. An impressiongreen ocean, parting gray skies signaling the passing of yet another storm amid a splash of seasonal color and weatherbeaten stone a century later. An insight: reflecting on Weatherbeaten then and now – the upshot of that ancient conversation of sea and stone – age with grace, my friend.