Sunrise this morning in a wicked cool spot. This place is definitely worth the trip, but I really didn’t expect it to 1. be so small & 2. so packed. I woke up at 4:15 this morning and packed up my tent somewhere near Moab and drove about 40 minutes to Canyonlands. Last time I tried to come here it was hailing and thunderstorms, but this time nothing but clear skies.
A man from the town of Neguá, on the coast of Colombia, could climb into the sky.
On his return, he described his trip. He told how he had contemplated human life from on high. He said we are a sea of tiny flames. “The world,” he revealed, “is a heap of people, a sea of tiny flames.” Each person shines with his or her own light. No two flames shine alike. There are big flames and little flames, flames of every color. Some people’s flames are so still they don’t even flicker in the wind, while other have wild flames that fill the air with sparks. Some foolish flames neither burn nor shed light, but others blaze with life so fiercely that you can’t look at them without blinking and if you approach, you shine in fire.
I made soup tonight, with cabbage, chard
and thyme picked outside our back door.
For this moment the room is warm and light,
and I can presume you safe somewhere.
I know the night lives inside you. I know grave,
sad errors were made, dividing you, and hiding
you from you inside. I know a girl like you
was knifed last week, another set aflame.
I know I lack the words, or all the words I say
are wrong. I know I’ll call and you won’t answer,
and still I’ll call. I want to tell you
you were loved with all I had, recklessly,
and with abandon, loved the way the cabbage
in my garden near-inverts itself, splayed
to catch each last ray of sun.
from "Abeyance / letter to my transgender daughter"
here’s a picture of @woozly taken through a window, ive been trying to emulate this effect from a couple of my favorite photographers, like @ediesunday and @mayabeano with a person in front that’s out of focus /underexposed and an in focus background. going 2 keep experimenting. im also developing more pictures today