Following the third year of a holiday letter comprised
of my (increasingly complex) life via a (increasingly complex) year-in-photographs, I
wondered what it would be like to join the great experiment of 365 days of photographs.
I'm not a photographer,
I'm a writer. I'm a visual thinker, and if ever there was proof that a photo is worth a
thousand words, it would be the story a photo tells me, or in this case, about me.
Follow me on this adventure, where I
learn about photography, my ability to record my life, my dedication to something (I've
never been known for doing anything everyday) in my posts. I've also discovered I'm
learning about time, the history of it, and the odd practice of recording it, measuring it,
turning it into something tangible, and I'll record these explorations in the sidebar.
As always, feel free
to say anything. My experiment is not a spectator sport.

January 30, 2009

January 30 2009 The Celestial Alignment

Not that I pay attention to horoscopes, but it's the metaphor of the stars controlling our lives that strikes me today. Everything is primed. Things are aligned. Venus, the Moon, and me...and about one alignment a year it's a false alarm. Nothing happens. All the potential is there and nothing happens. Manifestations? Today I got the first call for my services for a month. And I didn't get the job. Anything else? Yeah, I could gripe all day about the meetings, the connections that could but didn't happen.

Hey, I said I'd post a photo every day that I took each day about something that struck me each day. I didn't say they'd be good photos. With something as far away as the heavenly bodies and something as imprecise as me, my tiny camera, my mini-tripod, and the roof of my car in the parking lot while I'm trying not to leave all the child-safety responsibilities to my husband and failing miserably, I can't hardly believe there is one shot that you can tell there is a bottom-crescent moon with a Venus just below it, being the only lights in the evening sky. The others looked like I was photographing vehicles with lopsided headlights driving down a dark road.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow an alignment of the heavens to us ama-zing (I don't know why I keep putting a '-' in). To me there is so much about space we do not know and I want to do something about it but alas it’s not in the foreseeable future right now. But I digress. It is a nice shot considering it not "space-worthy camera" *hint hint marketing term ;)* It is always thought provoking to think about "possible alignments" at the very least you reflect on your day and most of us do not do that enough (look I just did it now)!!! Keep up the daily feed; I like being feed yum!