“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

1.21.2012

unseen


the best thing about cellphones is they see things we don't.  there's no blue on this wall, it's just the phone's way of seeing shadows, and so there i be, kicking back under the emma tree in yesterday's late afternoon, and beginning the journey back to this photo series.  i can see right away i have turned a page with this new phone, the old one dead and gone to heaven, and i am not sure how i feel about it, chchchchchanges and everything not being my strong point.  this new phone is an iphone, an old one, the 3gs, but it was 97¢ and what the hell.  and i like it, i do, but so far not so much the camera.  i take almost no images with it; it requires 2 hands to operate, so spontaneity can be dangerous, and the images are better and have lost that ragged look i liked so much.  and i don't do apps.

but.  the calendar says january and january means begin again and so a new chapter.  first boot shot under the emma tree lights mixed with daylight and the shadows go blue.  things could be worse.  i liked it enough to not desaturate it too much.

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the weekend opens its eyes onto gray skies and a squirrel upside down in the wisteria vines.  breakfast is the last of the homemade soup.  i am awake in a bad mood, skye cat meowing in my face too early too much; when i squeezed her tight to show how much i loved her despite all the noise, she bit me, just a small scrape of a tooth across my arm, but a lesson learned about love and holding on too tightly.  there is much to do and i am dithering about the day.

a morning flock of birds.
again.
they are writing words in the sky,
messages visible only to those above them.
for us earthbound souls, mirrors are required,
or guesses.

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17 comments:

  1. :) all the way through i said, me, too, me, too.
    i am grumpy today, but as always, this made me smile.
    mirrors, or guesses, no matter. the fact that they are writing words in the sky is what counts.

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    1. yes. it made me feel better lickety-split. :)

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  2. I woke in a bad mood also, but assumed it was from the dream, and since I couldn't remember the dream, I would forget the mood as well. I feel much better now, especially after visiting you and the birds of morning. I've been thinking a lot about a project with flocks over these last few days, and this image of messages suits me just fine.

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    1. i have been debating the usage of the word flock vs. tribe lately. which is closer? which means more thinking alike? etc., etc.

      and yes - the mood is better left behind.

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    2. i've been pondering "flock" lately, too - a lot - because it conjures images of drinking the kool-aid. at least to me. for me, "tribe" seems more about a shared interest. what say you?

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  3. I think it's the solar flares. For real. (about the moodiness)
    But, ya gots the rockin' boots, photos to take, & a sweet, biting guru to wake with.
    Planet E.: never a dull moment.

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  4. Oh, Debi. Oh... I wanted to stop by and thank you for your encouraging words. It is good to be back here; among friends. I wish you a weekend of unexpected warmth, lots of laughter, and a great piece of chocolate. Take care, friend. ~ Relyn

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  5. Now didn't you know when a cat bites you it is because he or she loves you back. At least that is what I tell myself when my cat does it. Enjoy those birds flying over head and learning their messages.

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  6. I love you under your emma tree.

    And I like flock - I'm just saying!

    x

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  7. just discovered your blog: i am happy for this.
    x

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  8. I just came in from ELK's blog and I think I fell in love with your birds writing words in the sky. Nice to meet you.

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  9. fantastic boots, cool blue wall via phone colors!
    Oh how I need a new phone, resisting the new technology and the heavy price tag attached
    In the meantime, I still have the old flip phone boring talk to me kind!
    But it does have text-ability to nurture wayward friends on the road in search of new adventures! ~wink!~

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  10. i love your contrasts .. and the birds in the sky ..and the angle of the boots..that just about everything friend.. xo

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  11. Hey, you're ahead of me. I haven't figured out - or rather, taken the time to figure out - how to use the camera feature on my basic phone. I like the contrast between the light decor and the dark boots. The light blue and peach on the wall softens the image. It's a relaxing photo.

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  12. my cats are the wisest, most high maintenance teachers ever. lovely post filled with wisdom and beauty and a thoughtful presence and attentiveness.

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  13. but of course... that is your colour.

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