current situation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

some  manage to stay afloat

while others watch safely from the shore

in that odd space

that’s not quite winter

but not yet spring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

first Sunday in March

 

 

 

 

It’s in the light sifting through your bedroom window
It’s in the street when the whole world is pitched and slow
It’s in the basement, where you left it
It’s in the ground
It’s in your head

 

~ Neil Hilborn
“I don’t know what it is, but I do know where to find it”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I don’t need a circus

 

 

 

 

a series of small observations

(a new photo project – ongoing)

 

Growing up, my mother used to boast that her kids didn’t need a circus.  It was true, we were good at entertaining ourselves.  Unlike kids growing up today, we were far from over-scheduled.  There were just a handful of kids in our neighborhood and I was the only girl.  Most days after school, my brother and I were left to our own imagination and creativity.

As an adult I have experienced some advantages from my upbringing.  I am comfortable with myself when alone, I can still entertain myself and I still enjoy using my imagination.  I don’t need to travel far.  Often times it’s the simplest things that bring me joy, the small observations…I don’t need a circus.