Clearing the Dust
I was inspired by Maryse. I don’t know why her photo inspired me so fundamentally… the simplicity? the beautiful yarn? the message?
I thought about it for days. And then I dusted off my DSLR. I had to track down the various components: Camera. Lenses. Remote. Tripod. Charger (!) Cords. I’ve been simplifying and organizing my home these past few months, so I was pleased with how little time it took to locate items I haven’t touched in years. I may have thanked Past Jackie out loud for her thoughtfulness toward Future Jackie in the careful placement of these things. There may have even been an air five.
Pay-off for deliberate effort is sweeeet.
The photos on the memory card were a treasure trove of photos, not-yet-uploaded, so they avoided the same tragic fate as all the other photos on my old laptop… utter annihilation upon the disintegration of its internal hard drive.
EJ, circa April 2011.*
I find it extremely interesting, in a social-behavior-intersecting-with-technology sort of way, that the last picture on the memory card was 2 days before I purchased my iPhone.
*Wondering if it was me who gave him the Lloyd Christmas cut.