My Life in Words and Pictures
A photographic journey with the written word . . .
“To conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles.”
"You’re waiting for that magical day when someone makes the connection and recognizes who you really are. Maybe they’ll first catch the sparkle in your eye. Or perhaps they’ll marvel at your insights and the depth of your spirit. Someone who will help you connect the dots, believe in yourself, and make sense of it all. Someone who will understand you, approve of you, and unhesitatingly give you a leg up so that life can pluck your ready, ripened self from the branch of magnificence. Well, I’m here to tell you, your wait is over. That someone, is you."
The concept of Outside The Box—a cube poised on its point—is a study of perspective with significance in many metaphorical ways:
Poised on a point is about an object in balance, perfect balance in fact, like two dancers, one, in black and one, in white, who, although contorted, twisted, and/or asymmetric, are still stable as composed.
It is also an expression of attitude—who says a block has to be on its side? Two characters interact, expressing opposing emotions or attitudes, not immediately clear to a viewer on a single panel, and only discoverable when the viewer circles the entire cube in a search for clues.
“Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, "What else could this mean?”
"From women's eyes this doctrine I derive:
They sparkle still the right Promethean fire;
They are the books, the arts, the academes,
That show, contain, and nourish all the world."
~Shakespeare - Love's Labour's Lost
“I never put off till tomorrow what I can possibly do - the day after.”
When photographing Tony for very official government job we also had time to shoot a few less formal photographs. When asked to describe her mood in one word in this image, she chose "procrastination", one of my favorite things to do.
“I exist as I am, that is enough,
If no other in the world be aware I sit content,
And if each and all be aware I sit content.
One world is aware, and by the far the largest to me, and that is myself,
And whether I come to my own today or in ten thousand or ten million years,
I can cheerfully take it now, or with equal cheerfulness, I can wait.”
'And the heart that is soonest awake to the flowers is always the first to be touch'd by the thorns.'