Monday, March 15, 2010

Who Knows What the Day Will Bring?


Who Knows What the Day Will Bring?

Two days in a row that were not what I could have imagined or hoped for...is this the new trend...and can I be that free and easy?

Last night I was treated to a belated Birthday dinner that included Champagne Cake...my favorite. I was able to hold Giovanni for 30 minutes, and brainstorm my daughters' Monday night College presentation...today held more brainstorming, holding, snuggling, 4 calls from Mogy, massage, interesting conversation, dinner with Virginia, and post day life discussion with Laur...how lucky am I?!

This is one of several pictures of Giovanni I shot this week...and without his parents' permission...I entered him in a Gerber Baby Contest!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Reflections

Reflections

Some day I may be able to look at something and just see what is there. For now, I look and see what is there, the layers, and a portion of my brain comes up with what it "could" be. While I love the layers, the constant multi-views are tiring...and the to-do list in my head is taller than I am.

This is a picture I shot in New York City last weekend of a building across from Battery Park. I was celebrating my 54th Birthday, a number that seems excessively high to me. I do not feel 54...more like a fabulous 47...though the difference is that I am closer than I have ever been to knowing who I want to be, and what makes me happy .

How it will end up I do not know, though recently I have begun to believe that this phase will never end...and this evolution of seeking the path I am destined for is the new permanent state of my being...and I guess that will keep my remaining time on this fabulous Earth interesting....

Thursday, March 4, 2010

If this is Thursday, it must be Philly!

If this is Thursday, it must be Philly!

Thursday has finally come...and is nearly gone...I am in Philly...seeing my perfect Son, waiting for dinner and looking forward to meeting his new "friend"...

Plane ride was uneventful, a great thing in a plane ride. Upon arrival, I was notified that said Son was in the "cell phone lot"...and a quick call back to say the car was not starting...so charming a taxi driver to find said Son, and jump his Lexus....priceless! Instead of jumper cables...his trunk yielded whiskey...not a bad substitute, though I prefer tequila...

So let the fun begin...this is a picture I took nearly 2 years ago at Eastern State Prison here in Philly...I love the peeling paint and my photos from that trip are among my favorites. Speaking of photos, I finished my Death Valley Book on the plane today, and look forward to sending it off for publication...one more part of my life documented...

Tomorrow I am off to New York City...and looking forward to the photo opportunities and friends there...54 is looking not so bad today...

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Twisted Tuesday

Twisted Tuesday

I am looking forward to the time that I can wake up and have a vague feeling about how my day will start, and how it will end. Though initially I thought this might be boring, I could use a block of time that I did not have to re-engineer constantly.

I am over half way to dead, and that will be emphasized with another number up later this week. Tomorrow I begin my journey to Philly...with hopefully a side trip to NYC...to celebrate.
This new number adds yet another kick in the pants to get my life in order...and damn...just when I was thinking that order was a complete fantasy...

So the question of the day for me is how courageous am I...and how many things am I willing to change at once...all, none, or somewhere in the middle...and how do I decide. Being in charge of your own destiny is both exhilarating and deeply frightening...I am looking forward to seeing myself through...hoping there may be someone on the other side to catch me...

This is a picture I took Sunday on the drive to recreate to photos that went missing in Baltimore. A twisted pile of metal, rust, paint and all over junk...still one of my favorite loves'!