Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Harvest Moon Magic

The harvest moon hangs round and high
It dodges clouds high in the sky
Pearl N. Sorrels

Did you go out and dance under the light of the harvest moon? Are you sharing it's magic on this cool, crisp night? Are you cuddling with the one you love...?

Cassandra Wilson, "Harvest Moon":


Monday, October 13, 2008

Fall Magic

My lone heart guides brings me home through the night
Carries me onward, and into the light
Gary Stadler

It's the time of year when mists twist in the early morning when I arise, the harvest full moon is peeking through the trees, bathing me in light when I sleep and my Celtic side comes out to play. Anything is possible....

Gary Stadler and Stephanie, "Veil of Elphame":


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Tough Times

An age is called "dark," not because the light fails to shine but because people refuse to see it.
James Michener

A study came out this past week that said 8 out of 10 Americans are suffering symptoms of stress. I am seeing more it every day that I work. People come into my office asking for help that isn't available and that is my stress. Trying to help people see that there is light out there and it will get better is what I can offer best. I have my photographs hanging in my office and it's funny, people are looking at them more now, then ever before. They ask questions about how did I decide to take them etc. I try to tell them that it's not a totally linear or technical process, that it's a feeling of it's the right moment to capture what you are seeing in your minds eye. And out of this discussion I've been encouraging them to explore creative pursuits to help them cope. Maybe they'll pursue something. My photography is my light shining in the darkness and if it helps someone then I've been paid in more then money.

The Temptations, "I'll Keep My Light In My Window":


Friday, October 3, 2008

Rock and A Hard Place

Stuck between a rock
And a hard place
Between a rock and a hard place
You'd better stop
Put on a kind face
M Jagger/K Richards

What a week. For me it's not been bad at all, but for family and country...Let's just say I'm glad that I made a decision several years back to simplify my life, so I had more time for travel and such. This recession isn't hitting me that hard so far...but then again I read that California is asking just a measly $7 billion from Uncle Sam to keep things running. Being our clinic has many patients who receive State of California health insurance funding, maybe I had better get ready to simplify even more.

Nah, I think there is hope, we just have to keep it wrapped around us and keep our fears from becoming panic. Things will improve, we just have to keep working towards that goal.

It's cool tonight and I'm watching an early season storm blow in. I'm supposed to go out to shoot tomorrow, but might have to change plans...we'll see.

The Rolling Stones, "Rock and A Hard Place":


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