no photos: a story.

September 26, 2010

first of all, thank you. it was so encouraging to read all of your sweet comments over the past few days.  i’m feeling so very much better.

second of all, my apologies for the lack of pictures.

so much black and white, i know.

turns out part of what i really needed to snap out of my funk was just to unplug. to stop documenting the daily things for a moment in order to better enjoy them.

if i haven’t lost you yet, here it is, a list of this weekend’s soul repairs, documented in words, not pictures:

1. a wild night out with friends. celebrating a soon-to-be bride. antics included parading around town in golden crowns and faux mustaches. general silliness. a reminder that laughing feels good.

2. a bike ride with james. too much sitting around and reading has gotten me all wound up. i needed to shake things out a bit.

3. the new york times, paper edition. not turning on the computer until after noon on a sunday feels extremely liberating. also coffee.

4. sunflowers. strapped to the back of a bicycle. delivered by james.

5. an email from my dad concerning his latest endeavors to save old stuff. apple doesn’t fall far.

the end.

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8 Comments

  • Reply Emily September 26, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    So many good things! It really does wonders to unplug and get out in the world! I enjoyed the paper NYT today as well! I will never stop buying the paper as long as it's there to buy! Happy Sunday!

  • Reply Jane Flanagan September 26, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Glad you're feeling better! And these all sound like the perfct things to unplug for. No pictures necessary, the words convey it all beautifully!

  • Reply Claire September 26, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Hello,
    Sorry for the unrelated comment, but I have been following your blog for a while and am really intrigued by your master's program. I was wondering if you would be willing to answer a few of my questions about it–you seem involved in such a meaningful project that aligns perfectly with your interests. The public humanities program seems created by someone who has been spelunking in my brain.
    If you have the time, I'd really appreciate hearing more about your experiences. My name is Claire, and my email is clairegbrindley@gmail.com
    In any case, lovely, lovely blog and good luck with everything!

  • Reply Denise | Chez Danisse September 27, 2010 at 1:10 am

    I'm enjoying the change of pace. I'll enjoy your images when you feel like making some, until then, your words. Do what feels good. Enjoy your sunflowers.

  • Reply lynette September 27, 2010 at 1:35 am

    Sounds like a lovely little weekend. So glad you unplugged 🙂

  • Reply the chirpy bird September 27, 2010 at 5:43 am

    I hear you.. I took last week for myself too and sometimes I think it's just super important to maintain that integrity to yourself and give yourself the space and time you need to process life.. It's the largest thing we'll ever do!
    xoxo tash

  • Reply Stacey September 27, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    ahhh, I could see the images in my mind, the sunflowers and your dad's email…just what you needed 🙂

  • Reply Rachel September 27, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Unplugging regularly is essential. Once the documenting starts to feel like a chore, it's time to give yourself a break and come back fresh.

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