Showing posts from November, 2014

Trans-Siberian Orchestra


Water feature

This is one of the first images I shot with the SONY RX100 M3. After shooting exclusively on my phone for so long, I really enjoyed the freedom of controlling the shutter speed.

Elevator Muse-ik

A collection of sayings heard on elevators that really just never needed to be said
You think that saying something will make your short stint in the lift a little less awkward, but it just won't. You'll force other tired people to muster enough energy for a polite, fake laugh, but trust me, they were happier just looking at their phone or reading the inspirational quote on the wall or just being quiet.

You having a party in here without us?
It must be lunch time.
It must be quitting time.
It's just that time.
Another milk run...
When we get to 15 we'll have to activate the lazy susan.
I'm in somebody's way, I can tell.
Have you ever seen Miss Congeniality? Yes. Multiple times. It's amazing. Why?

Remember Fall


Temple dusk


Ceiling lines


Splendorous morning sky


Tunnel Vision



I keep returning to this picture. Again and again. I took it with my phone one day as I was enjoying a relaxing walk around my neighborhood. It reminds me that life is not easy. It reminds me that situations we wish were defined in black and white are often muddled by cloudy gray. Right, wrong, good, better, best, why.

As I think about the way this picture makes me feel, some words from Into the Woods often echo through my mind (see below). Just because life can be messy doesn't mean we aren't equipped to handle it. Every encounter we have with difficulty prepares us to deal with the next one. We grow. We become stronger. We become more stable.

So into the woods you go again,
You have to every now and then.
Into the woods, no telling when,
Be ready for the journey.
Into the woods, but not too fast
or what you wish, you lose at last.
Into the woods, but mind the past.
Into the woods, but mind the future.
Into the woods, but not to stray,
Or tempt the wolf, or steal from the giant--
The way…