there are times..

 

 

 

 

 

 

it’s good to trust that voice inside your head

but only if it’s your own

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

questioning

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I’m not sure which matters more—where the seed comes from, or where it takes root and grows.”

~ Zetta Elliott

 

 

 

 

 

 

transition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I believe that all those signs from your past and all those feelings and memories certainly come together, often subconsciously, and form some kind of a fragmented narrative. Often you’re telling your own story but you may not even know it.”  ~ Todd Hido

 

autumn has been a strange mix of holding on and letting go.
looking back while moving forward
transitioning
I know the direction I want to take
but the estimated time of arrival is still unknown

stepping back

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we were in between nor’easters.  feeling restless, we packed our toothbrushes, hopped in the car and drove to Maine.  with no particular destination in mind, we ended up in Portland for the night.  we walked all over the city, people watching, testing out some local culinary goodness, just enjoying being by the sea.  there is a sense of randomness and freedom in taking little trips like this..and somehow it got me to thinking about my work.  I want that sense of freedom and randomness here too.  I  don’t want my work to be measured in number of “likes”.   I’ve been thinking about this for a long time now and I’m finally disabling the “like” and “comment” buttons.  It’s so wonderful if you enjoy visiting here and even more wonderful that no one should feel the pressure to always comment or press that little like button.  so from now on, this will be a pressure free site.

should you have a question or concern, you may always email me, my address is on my home page.

I’m doing my work, then stepping back..

 

Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill.

Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.

Chase after money and security and your heart will never unclench.

Care about people’s approval and you will be their prisoner.

Do your work, then step back.
The only path to serenity.

~ Lao Tzu

Assessment

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“Life is maybe like deep-sea fishing. We wake up in the morning, we cast our nets into the water, and, if we are lucky, at day’s end we will have netted one– maybe two– small fish. Occasionally we will net a seahorse or sometimes a shark– or a life preserver or an iceberg, or a monster. And in our dreams at night we assess our Catch of the Day– the treasures of this long, slow process of accumulation”

~ Douglas Coupland

Random stuff:

Autumn seems to be taking it’s time this year.  The color is arriving bit by bit, the weather fluctuates from crisp to summer-like.

I am taking my daily walks around town lately as opposed to our woodland trails. It’s hunting season and I’m not fond of the sound of gunshots.

I’ve always been attracted to the culture of small towns. Thinking I may set my focus on small scenes and vignettes of life downtown.

Staging and creating still life images has always been fun but lately I’m striving for authenticity. THIS POST by my friend Shawna inspired me.

Traveling a bit soon, to Washington DC, then on to North Carolina. My son, Andy is getting married next month. Very excited to welcome Lilian to our family.  So looking forward to having a daughter-in-law.

 

I’d like to thank Rural Magazine for inviting me to share in their Fall Issue.  Have a look if you’d like..

Mozart