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Another Day, Another Semester

Life has simply been whizzing by at the speed of sound, lately. Today, I started another semester and as much as I wanted to take it easy and take only one course, I took two (again). At the Master’s level, this is considered full-time. My undergrad. years were so much easier! I had tons to read each week, of course, and tests at the end of each week, but at least I didn’t have research to do (on this level) and the research papers never end; they really don’t.

I’ve spent the past week in bed, nursing a pulled muscle in my back. For some unknown reason I thought it’d be a good idea to touch my nose to my knees- like I did when I trained as a cross-country runner from ages 9-12. Um, not a great idea! I’m 48, not 28. 😉

Yesterday I had planned to stay in bed, healing my back, but in all honesty, I was all better. I just  wanted to stay in bed- I’m not going to lie! Josh challenged me to get out and grab some fresh shots, seeing how we were hit with a freak-blizzard on the 2nd official day of spring. So, I did, and came up with these:

Cemetery- Super TAk 50 MM f/4-film. Shot in monochrome. 8th street.

IMG_0967Nothing new to add; just wanted to check in and leave a few words as a “time marker”. I miss my kids SO MUCH. Especially Brian. MAN I love that kid….I love them all, but he’s my only son. My kids own my heart and it hurts so much to let them go! But as a parent, life becomes a long succession of always letting them go. Again and again. You just have to work around it and make your happiness and peace with it, through it, and around it. Enjoy what love and laughter you have and appreciate the good times when they come. It’s taken me a long time to understand that pain is also a friend. Darkness and loneliness make the good times that much better.

oh. And speaking of bad times, perimenopause has me in its wretched teeth and has me sweating all throughout the day. It’s just God-awful. The hot flashes! 20 times per day. I swear, they are HORRIBLE. I just got out of the shower and I’m already drenched.


And here’s my 8 pic pano. of the cemetery that has absolutely nothing do with anything that I’m saying. Again- “time marker”. My blog is my little time capsule. I can tell where I was in my life (at whatever time) by the pics I take. I appreciate my ever-changing style too though, so this blog is a good way to track my growth and artistic evolution.

Until next time!

8 pic stitched-pano. Super-tak 50 MM f/4- film- cemetery- 8th. st.


5 responses

  1. Hello … I am really intrigued by your content, but am not allowed to subscribe because apparently the email I’ve used for 20 years, is not valid; who knew? Your eye, and soul transparency will serve you well … and curse you, of course. Stay engaged, and thrive.

    October 12, 2018 at 11:50 am

    • Hello, Bob! Nice to meet you and I appreciate you stopping by. Haven’t been around these parts in some time- I keep meaning to make my way back, but life keeps happening. 😉 p.s. Maybe you should considering updating that email address! 🙂 TC. x

      October 12, 2018 at 2:02 pm

  2. elmediat

    Posted your work on my Twitter feed. Wanted to share your great compositions with the world. Mind you, most of the time, not that much of the world pays attention to me on twitter. 😀 Take care. 🙂

    January 22, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    • Haha….ok, that made me laugh! Thanks. 😉 And thanks for sharing too. I think I have like…8 followers on Twitter- (I have a hate-hate relationship with Twitter)- it’s a great platform, don’t get me wrong, but I swear I don’t know how to work it! The kids these days, they’re born with an automatic Twitter (and Instagram) chip in their brains. They immediately understand how to work all of that stuff. I’m still trying to figure out snail mail. 😉 But thanks again. ❤

      January 23, 2019 at 4:07 am

      • elmediat

        I cheat and do it everything on computer 😀 I found lots of photography & art related Tweet Streams, plus other bloggers with accounts. Managed to stay away from nasty stuff & learned to recognize the bots & trolls. 🙂

        January 23, 2019 at 11:25 am


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