That’s me (and my old faithful -now defunct- film camera) reflected in my daughter’s iris.
This “Self Portrait” dates back a few years, and all those posters and clippings aren’t on that wall any more – some of them were upcycled into framed collages -but it still says “Sukie!” as far as I am concerned.
Two of the reflective photos were taken in Aberdeen, Washington. Judy’s Flea Market is a treasure house of assorted stuff, but it was closed, and I had to content myself with photos through the window – which inadvertently included me.
The shadow was in Melbourne, around Southbank, the rest, at home, playing with my camera…
R.E.M. posted a link to this on Facebook – it’s just beautiful. Enjoy!
asked for a photo of something that says “journey” to me. Stepping onto the tarmac after a looooong trip from Melbourne, Australia, was both the end and beginning of a journey – The Trip of a Lifetime, which I plan to repeat, at length, as soon as possible…
“Today, more than ever, we need to recognize that the gift of solitude is not ordered to the acquisition of strange contemplative powers, but, first of all, to the recovery of one’s deep self, and to the renewal of an authenticity which is presently twisted out of shape by the pretentious routines of a disordered togetherness.”
‘Contemplation in a World of Action’
” Our enemy is not the other person, no matter what he or she has done. If we look deeply into ourselves, we can see that their act was a manifestation of our collective consciousness. We are all filled with violence, hatred and fear, so why blame someone whose upbringing was without love or understanding?”
Thich Nhat Hanh
“We dance round in a ring and suppose
But the secret sits in the middle , and knows.”
Because Peace Love Empathy (understanding) are much of what make life livable and worth the effort.
Maybe that’s the secret…
My music collection, my studio, shelves full of books
A music Festival is also mighty fine escape mechanism, although I must admit that as my body ages, the prospect of 12 hours on foot in the middle of thousands of younglings is becoming less attractive.
That said, seeing At The Drive-In is one of the high-lights of my life!