One should really use the camera as though tomorrow you'd be stricken blind. To live a visual life is an enormous undertaking, practically unattainable. I have only touched it, just touched it.
Dorothea Lange (b. 26 may 1895 - 1965)photographer
ah.... perhaps dorothea's approach explains my attitude and practice! those who know me can attest to the fact that i do seem to document almost everything. but really like dorthea i have only touched a tiny bit of all that is.....
i do find our world so visually stunning and fascinating.
last year i picked up a copy of the dorothea lange biography written by historian linda gordon. since i just finished my current non-fiction read (i always have a fiction and non-fiction book going) seems like a good day to start on a life beyond limits!
speaking of visually fascinating, encouraged by a post by bloggybud karen, i recently watched the film micmacs by jean-pierre jeunet (perhaps best known as the writer and director of the quirky and adorable amélie). i join karen an give an enthusiastic shout out for micmacs! i love tales of little (good) guys taking on big (bad) guys!
distant camera by neil young appearing on his 2000 album silver & gold. i choose this vid because the song isn't a cover- no one does neil like the man himself with his distinct rough honey voice that i so adore.
even though i don't know who the people are in this vid i find the vid is totally engrossing and love the randomness in terms of the chronology of the mix of pics. it has given me a idea about how to organize - as in not organize - the photographs i'm putting together for dad's june memorial. some mouse readers may remember my father passed away in august, however, since his ashes will be interred at arlington national cemetery, we weren't able to schedule his service until june. truth be told, we did have the option of having a service on january 2nd - but we opted to not take that date (can't imagine why we didn't go with that date). since we didn't take that date, in february arlington notified us with our new date.
photo: mike's tree peony, cleveland heights, may 2011
a mid afternoon addendum:
after visiting meri's blog i realized today's post kind of fits with the share the joy thursday game she started. so i am adding that this post is a share the joy thursday post! visit meri's place to find links to more joyful posts!
when theme thursday's changed the day themes were announced - from sunday to thursday, i pretty much dropped out of the tt game. i do like playing bloggy games, however, there's something in my schitzy wiring that just never made the adjustment. -- i needed a few days to contemplate my tt posts... somehow posting a theme thursday post not on thursday just seems all wrong. oh well, things change.
spreading joy, now that sounds like mighty good mouse medicine to me! i do believe, i'm going to try and jump aboard the joy wagon more often when thursdays come around - won't promise every thursday, but some.....