I've been thinking about how practice sometimes leads to growth that is different from the initial goal. How the mere practice of practicing something, anything, is beneficial. Practicing builds mental and emotional muscle, especially when the end result is kind of fuzzy.
Every transition to a new beginning must start with an ending, and the ending can feel like loss. There is no good path to the future until the past has been acknowledged and released.
I jumped into photography the same way I jumped into countless other things: enthusiastic, certain, and ignorant. At that time, in the beginning, I hadn't the faintest idea of how a camera worked, much less the chemical science behind film or printing. I had Ansel Adams posters on my bedroom wall and a book titled … Continue reading Rel__s_.
Today's idea: Words are like clothes.
What if the tension between Independence and Interdependence got as much consideration as the exalted to-do list and decision-making matrix?
(No; this isn't the piece I was working on yesterday that I said would wait until today. I'm still working on it, and one day I'll share it with you. One day soon, but not today. Today, day 48 of this 56 day challenge, you'll have to make do with something else: a much-shorter, tighter … Continue reading Something about reinvention.
If the first part of this story didn't happen exactly as described, then understand that it was close to this, and that the specifics don't matter. Plus, it will better preserve privacy that I don't recall some of the details, and since I don't have a way to ask permission to tell this tale, retelling … Continue reading Something about doing the work.
Work with me here, because this isn't really literally about making macarons (although there are recipe links and notes about that, at the end, if you're macaron-curious). Let's say it's one of those Saturday mornings when you wake and feel rested and have no obligations for the day, other than whatever your ordinary Saturday chores … Continue reading A few things: July/August 2021