• January 10, 2012

    a wordless weekend indeed


    never before have I lived in a place like this. where power lunches actually mean something and my local news is your national news and – you know – decisions that affect the whole world get made.

    never before have I experienced life like this. where I am consistently overwhelmed with people to meet and decisions to make and what seems like miniscule moments of time to manage between a million different things.

    and yet here I am. the actions of growing up I suppose.

    and sometimes I forget that in the midst of all this, I also live in a place with some of the most amazing pieces of beauty in the world. I forget that when I am overwhelmed with all the decisions I have to make, I can actually choose, just for one day, not to make them. I can choose, instead, to visit a special exhibition on edgar degas and his ballet dancers. I can choose to wander among paintings by van gogh and renoir and rothko. and I can choose to spend $25 and an afternoon shooting two rolls of film on a silly little camera. I can choose to let myself be an introvert for a few hours.

    and that’s what I did with my truly wordless weekend. I walked. I listened to pretty music. and I took some pictures. and it was just what I needed.



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    One Response

    1. Ginny says:

      this is wonderful. i’m so happy you did that; it’s one of the hardest things to CHOOSE in our area, but always ends up being exactly what was needed.
      i love the photos, esp the rothko & renoir + observers….it makes me look forward even more to seeing what your lens captures in italy.

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