Ah, late November in Florida!
Bret Edge: "I want folks to look at my photographs and smile when they're having a crappy day."
Nathan Wirth: " my photographs are searching for the silence between the ever-droning of noise that drenches our perceptions of the world that we live in."
Above is the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. I've been thinking about the way the English settlers thought off this continent: some saw it as a new Eden, others thought of it as a dangerous wilderness. I think the image hints at why each of those approaches might occur to someone encountering our land for the first time. It is a land of promise and obstruction. We are indeed fortunate to live in such a place. So it is most appropriate for all of us to stop for a bit and remember to give thanks for the graces we receive from this complicated, marvelous, awesome place.
Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow everyone. Travel safely and try to have a peaceful day of thanks!
"In themselves, images mean little. What one brings to them or what one hopes or expects from them constitutes a meaning. Most of us tend to take things too literally by way of sense and learned identification. I want to get at another aspect of experiencing, to see beyond the image, behind appearance. Taking things too literally stands in the way of this—like a veil."
Caponigro, a photographer, is referring to photographic images, but this taking things too literally applies to many aspects of human life. And it almost always gets in the way of meaning.
Don't forget to set your clocks back tonight. And don't forget to vote Tuesday, even if you're as glum about American politics as this guy looks.
"In my room, the world is beyond my understanding.
But when I walk I see that it consists of three or four hills and
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